Most of Tomatin’s output goes into blends such as Antiquary, but it was recently relaunched by owners Takara Shuzo Corp. with a range of interesting malts such as this lightly-peated no age statement Cù Bòcan. Cù Bòcan is apparently the name of a spectral dog who haunts the village of Tomatin. The whisky is peated to 15 ppm and matured in a combination of virgin oak, sherry and bourbon casks.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Coconut, lemonade and almonds. Some earth. Sweet smoke.
Palate: Smoky malt. Honey. Cinnamon. Cloves. Oak and dry peat smoke on the finish.
Retails for around £50