Tomatin Distillery: Cu Bocan releases two new limited Creations designed to Unlock the Unusual
Published Date: 25th January 2022
Cu Bocan Single Malt has just released (Monday 24th) two limited edition expressions within their Creation series; Creation #3 matured in Moroccan Cabernet Sauvignon and North American Rye casks and Creation #4 which has been matured in a combination of Tawny Port and Cognac casks.
The experimental Highland Single Malt is distilled every winter at Tomatin Distillery in limited batches and made with lightly peated Scottish barley for its signature wisp of smoke. Cu Bocan is also renowned for exploring innovative maturations, creating whiskies full of intrigue and surprise and these two new Creations are no exception.
The Cu Bocan Creation series pushes the boundaries of Scotch whisky with experimentation, whilst still paying homage to its protective heritage. A leading innovator in cask selection, Cù Bòcan were the first to use Japanese Shochu casks for maturation for their single malt, a previous Creation release in 2019; Creation #2.
The tastes and smells of a Moroccan Souk are brought to life with the exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon casks used for the Cu Bocan Creation #3, offering notes of rose water, strawberry and black fig, whilst the North American Rye casks bring the exotic spice, citrus and tropical fruits to the fore.
Cu Bocan Creation #4 is a nod to The Antrim Cocktail, marrying two of Europe's most revered drinks, Port and Cognac. The end result is a medley of plum jam, grilled peach, stewed forest fruit, cinnamon and sweet campfire smoke.
The current Cu Bocan range now comprises of three products, Cu Bocan Signature is the only ongoing product within the range, matured in Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry and North American Virgin Oak casks, and the latest two creations.
Graham Nicolson, Sales Director, says: "We are delighted to finally be able to release these two new Creations to our customers. We're excited for all that 2022 has in store for Cu Bocan and looking forward to opening up the world of lightly peated whisky whilst continuing to explore unusual and intriguing finishes".
Each Cu Bocan Single Malt offers an exploration in the subtleties of smoke, the character of the casks and the mastery of maturation. Bottled at 46% ABV, the range is non-chill filtered, natural in colour and carries a no age statement. Creation #3 and Creation #4 are limited releases, each with only 4,200 bottles available worldwide.
Cu Bocan is available in specialist shops worldwide with an RRP of £45 and £60 per 700ml bottle for the Signature and Creations #3 and #4 respectively.