Tomatin releases 2005 Cù Bòcan limited edition

01 August, 2016

Highland distillery Tomatin has launched a limited 2005 vintage edition of its peated Cù Bòcan single malt.

The 50% abv whisky is matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks and comes in an edition of 11,400 bottle worldwide.

The Cù Bòcan brand is named after a mythical Highland hellhound rumoured to haunt the village of Tomatin.

It was launched in 2013 as a lightly peated alternative to the fruity flavours of Tomatin.

The distillery has been producing peated malt for the last week of every year since 2005.

Previous Tomatin limited editions have included 1988 and 1989 vintages and Virgin Oak, Sherry and Bourbon expressions.

Sales director Stephen Bremner said: “When we started distilling peated whisky in 2005 it was intended to be used for our on-site blending activities.

“However when it became of age we recognised it had to be released as a single malt and so Cù Bòcan was born.

“Three years down the line, we are constantly looking for ways to develop the brand and experiment with new expressions.

“This vintage release celebrates how our light, fruity flavours when combined with peated barley make for a sensational smoky spirit.”

The rrp for Cù Bòcan 2005 is £49.99.




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