Following the standard batch release at the end of last year, Cù Bòcan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the release of its first limited edition expression for the range.
Casks 37470, 37471 and 37472 have been lurking quietly in Warehouse 9 at Tomatin Distillery since a rare and unintentional production of peated whisky at the distillery on 7th June 1989.
Now the beast has been unleashed in this sweet and smoky rare edition of Cù Bòcan.
Available: 1080 bottles available worldwide except USA from 14th April 2014
Price: RRP £199.99 per 70cl bottle
Cask Type: Matured in a Bourbon casks
Strength: Cask strength; 53.2%
This limited edition has been released at cask strength, non chill filtered and natural colour. The smoke is more prominent than in the standard edition but retains the instantly recognisable sweetness.
The initial smoke is light, like distant burning kindling and has a heathery character which quickly gives way for fresh fruits – pear accompanied by citric lime zestand sweet pineapple. After time in the glass it becomes much sweeter with honey, vanilla, coconut and custard. Herbaceous notes of basil and rocket.
AROMA: The smoke and the floral heather notes are more prominent on the palate. Sweet abundance of fresh fruits; orange and grapefruit followed by blackberry and blueberry. Some ginger and clove spice is also hidden in the background.
FINISH: Very smooth with a long lasting earthy, yet sweet smoke.