TOMATIN CU BOCAN 2005 70 Cl
During the last week of every year, the distillery of Tomatin use lightly peated barley in their whisky production. This spirit, just 60,000 litres per annum is then filled into 1st fill ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry and Virgin Oak casks and, when matured, will be bottled as Cù Bòcan. The name Cù Bòcan was a hellhound, known for stalking residents of the remote Highland village of Tomatin for centuries.
|Nose||Butterscotch, toffee apples and honey are met with a hint of vanilla that binds these big sweet flavours together. The faint smoke of heather burning lingers in the background throughout. In time, chilli infused chocolate, lemon syrup and a very slight hint of smoked bacon emerge.|
|Palate||A burst of candy floss and birch sap sweetness is complimented by a gentle touch of peat smoke which brings a rounded earthy note to the taste. Dark chocolate, winter spice and poached fruits.|
|Finish||Rounded and full. The combination of sweet and smoke is left to evolve on the palate with soft fruits continuing to play a role.|