Monday, 23 February 2015

News: Tomatin launches a new Cù Bòcan and a Cask Strength whisky

Tomatin Distillery released two new whiskies today. One is the next installment of the Cù Bòcan trilogy, the other is a brand new addition to the Tomatin range: a cask strength expression!



Cù Bòcan Virgin Oak


Cù Bòcan Virgin Oak
  • Matured in virgin oak casks
  • NAS
  • 46% ABV
  • 6.000 bottles
  • £49.99
  • Natural colour and nonchillfiltered

Virgin Oak is a new limited edition Cù Bòcan release and the second release in the trilogy showcasing the influence of each cask type which makes up Cù Bòcan; Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon.

Offical tasting notes from Tomatin


Nose: Lively citrus fruits – lime juice and lemon sorbet. Oak driven flavours of vanilla, coconut and candy floss soon emerge with rosewater, red berries, fresh pear and pineapple in the background.

Taste: Warm pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. Baked apples with cinnamon and toffee and just a touch of smoke.

Finish: Clean and zingy with pleasant spice.


Tomatin Cask Strength Edition

Tomatin Cask Strength Edition
  • Matured in a combination of bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry casks
  • NAS
  • 57.7% ABV
  • 15.000 bottles
  • £49.99
  • Natural colour and nonchillfiltered

This whisky is the first Cask Strength expression to be added to the Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky core range, allowing us to showcase the true Tomatin style in its most natural state - natural colour, no chill filtration, full strength.

Batch 1 was released in February 2015 at 57.5%. A marriage of full maturation Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks, it is spicy, sweet and smooth and an excellent addition to the range.

Offical tasting notes from Tomatin


Nose: Golden syrup. Orange and lemon. Pears. Walnuts.
Ginger biscuits. Gets sweeter with time.

Taste: Marzipan, burnt sugar. Toasted malt loaf. Chestnuts. Polished leather. Vanilla flavoured tobacco.

Finish: Dry, with a developing spiciness.



Source and pictures: Tomatin Distillery



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2 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by the Tomatin cask strength. I wish they'd have put an age statement on it, but at least the price is reasonable!

    Cheers!

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  2. Indd, as long as they keep the price within certain limits, I have absolutely no problem with NAS (on the condition I like the whisky of course). Let's hope they bring it to one of the coming festivals to have a taste of it!

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