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Tomatin Cu Bocan

700ML / 46% ABV.


Cù Bòcan is a lightly peated single malt from Tomatin distillery, matured in a combination of Virgin Oak, Bourbon and Sherry casks.

This Malt is named after the legend of a ghostly black beast called Cù Bòcan which has stalked residents of the remote Highland village of Tomatin for centuries. The apparition has been rarely sighted but legend has it that once a distillery worker was out walking late when he was relentlessly pursued by an imposing black beast. He felt compelled to touch the beast's black fur only to have the beast dissolve into an inky blue cloud of smoke.

Tasting Notes

Nose: You are initially hit with coconuts and cream with some botanic notes, parsley and coriander. The smoke emerges after a minute, but only drifting past the nose. A mesmeric mix of lime, grapefruit and tangerines with rich almond and aniseed.

Mouth: Initially feather light, followed by a honeyed smoke; toasted almonds. The rich spice of cloves, cinnamon and star anise create an enigmatic elegance. Imagine a café latte with fresh chocolate shavings.

Finish: Light with a hint of sweet smoke.

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