Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2019: 20-11

21st January, 2020 by Melita Kiely

15: Cù Bòcan Creation #2

Highland single malt Scotch whisky brand Cù Bòcan relaunched last August with a new design and three new products that explored “innovative maturations”. One of the three no‐age‐ statement expressions was Cù Bòcan Creation #2, a whisky aged in European oak casks and finished in Japanese shōchū casks. The whisky was bottled at 46% ABV without chill filtration or caramel colouring.

Stephen Bremner, managing director, said at the time: “We’re excited this new positioning puts the product back at the heart of Cù Bòcan to welcome people into the world of lightly peated whisky and the unusual finishes that lie within.”

The release followed changes to rules on how Scotch can be made, which increased the types of casks allowed for maturation

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