Cù Bòcan presents new range in a new design

The peated single malt whisky will be relaunched this August and will show up in different cask maturation styles

Cù Bòcan is the peated product line of the Tomatin Distillery. In 2013, the "ghost dog", as Cù Bòcan can be translated from the Gaelic, was released first and has since then won a wide fan base with its slight peated character of about 15 ppm. Every year during the winter months small batches of Cù Bòcan are produced.

Now the distillery which is owned by the Japanese company Takara Shuzo has announced a relaunch of the Cù Bòcan range. They want to position the label as an experimental single malt and present a variety of cask maturations. In addition to the classic Signature Cù Bòcan, the Highland distillery is now presenting two first new products. All Cù Bòcan Single Malt Whiskys are non-chill filtered, uncolored and bottled at 46% vol. without an age statement. The launch of this new product line is scheduled for August.

Descriptions on the website of the distillery give a first impression of the whiskies’ characters:

Cù Bòcan Signature: Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry + North American Virgin Oak Casks
"In the whisky that made our name, light smoke intertwines with rich citrus and exotic spices. Subtly smoky, surprisingly sweet, it opens up the world of lightly peated whisky."

Cù Bòcan Creation #1: Black Isle Brewery Imperial Stout + Bacalhôa Moscatel De Setúbal Wine Casks
"An unusually creative collaboration, this intriguing mix marries the best bits of its wine and beer counterparts; sweet and buttery with hints of orange marmalade and espresso."

Cù Bòcan Creation #2: Japanese Shochu + European Virgin Oak Casks
"An experiment where the Far East and Europe meet, this innovative creation is rich and lively with hints of smoke and key lime pie."

Images: The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd