Cù Bòcan wins top accolade at World Whisky Awards Scotland 2024

Cù Bòcan, the experimental Highland single malt distilled at the award-winning Tomatin distillery, has been awarded a top accolade at the prestigious World Whiskies Awards Scotland 2024.

The Scottish regional judging panel announced Cù Bòcan, the recipient of the coveted title, ‘Best Single Malt 12 Years and under’, at the World Whiskies Awards Scotland 2024. Distilled in limited annual batches at the Tomatin distillery, Cù Bòcan focuses on unusual cask maturations.

Released in May 2023, with 12,000 bottles released worldwide, the Cù Bòcan 12 Year Old Batch #1 is a whisky of innovative complexity. Finished in Caribbean rum casks from Guyana and Barbados, this dram offers a fusion of fresh aromas including grilled pineapple, ginger and white chocolate.

Judges also awarded the Cù Bòcan 12 Year Old Batch #1 and Tomatin 12 Year Old with Gold awards respectively. Located in the heart of the Highlands, the Tomatin distillery is renowned for its elegant spirit and famous portfolio of brands, which has continued to captivate the industry and consumers. These latest acknowledgements further emphasise the distilleries growing credibility in crafting a remarkable range of premium single malt whiskies.

Graham Eunson, Master Distiller at Tomatin Distillery, said: “It is an honour to receive this recognition for our efforts, and the great work of the team at Tomatin distillery. Cù Bòcan’s triumph at the regional World Whiskies Awards reflect the essence of our pursuit for excellence.

“Meticulously crafted with innovation at our Highland distillery, this award underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional whisky craftsmanship and we look forward to the global stage at the upcoming finale in London.”

The World Whisky Awards, a pinnacle event in the whisky industry, are a celebration of excellence. Cù Bòcan will now advance to the next stage, competing against those in other regions for global acclaim at the Global Finale, which will be announced in London on 20 March 2024.

Tomatin’s origins date back to the 15th century, with the first formal distillery established in 1897. Passing through generations of craftspeople working at Tomatin, many for their entire lives, the distillery is embedded in the community. Today Tomatin is renowned for its collection of smooth whiskies.

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