It's been obvious that i've had a real love of Tomatin whisky recently and when i got wind of this Cù Bòcan release i really did get a bit excited.
A peated Tomatin, the Cù Bòcan is a brand, still labeled as from Tomatin though, which will begin a set of different matured Tomatins and i can't wait to see what else they have up their sleeve.
The story goes -
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, teeth bared.
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…
I tasted this as part of the official Tweet Tasting launch, once again many thanks to Tomatin for the sample.
A very light touch of smoke that could almost be More malt than peat. It starts off really sweet with fruit and and light Demerara Sugar/creme Brule topping
Sweetness and a touch of smoke and lots of sweet manuka honey, vanilla and a hint of almond paste.
Love this, I want one now