Today there is a new product Launch by Tomatin Distillery call Cù Bòcan (picture below). This new malt whisky is lightly peated and has been matured in a combination of Virgin Oak, Bourbon and Sherry casks. Cù Bòcan will be released in batches and there will only be 60,000 litres of this malt produced per annum.
Cù Bòcan has stalked residents of the remote Highland village of Tomatin for centuries, his legend embellished by the hellhound’s
increasingly fractious behaviour.
Sightings are rare, once in a generation, always terrifying. A distillery worker, out walking late, was once relentlessly pursued by an imposing black beast, steam spiralling from flared nostrils,
Compelled beyond all natural reason to feel the hound’s dense fur he stopped and reached out, hand trembling, only to see the ghostly spectre - Cù Bòcan - dissolve before his eyes leaving nothing
but a vacuum of deathly silence and an inky blue cloud of smoke, soon spirited away across the peat moorland…
Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Virgin Oak, Bourbon and Sherry casks.
Strength: 46% alc./vol.
Availability: September 2013
Price: RRP £43.99 per 70cl bottle
This whisky is described as “light smoke intertwined with rich citrus and exotic spices”.
Coconuts and cream with some botanic notes, parsley and coriander. The smoke emerges after a minute
followed by a mix of lime, grapefruit and tangerines with rich almond and aniseed.