Tuesday, May 31, 2016


The Tomatin Distillery has announced the launch of a new limited edition 1988 vintage, as part of their Cù Bòcan single malt whisky range. 

Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage (51.5% ABV) has been matured for 28 years, in sherry casks that previously held an undisclosed heavily peated Islay whisky.
Cu Bocan 1988 Vintage

Bottled at a cask strength, this latest release from the multi-award winning Highland distiller, is described as having an aroma of campfire smoke and stewed pears with flavours of candied tropical fruits and an earthy peaty tang.

The Cù Bòcan brand is named after a mythical Highland hellhound which was rumoured to haunt the village of Tomatin and was launched in 2013 as a lightly peated alternative to the traditional fruity flavours of Tomatin single malt.  This latest release follows previous limited editions including the 1989 vintage in 2014, along with the Virgin Oak, Sherry and Bourbon expressions in 2015.

Commenting on the launch, Stephen Bremner, Sales Director at Tomatin, said: "In such a crowded market, innovation is key.  We have invested a lot of time in carefully crafting a range of different expressions to appeal to new markets and push boundaries so we are delighted with our latest offering which experiments with heavily peated Islay casks to infuse our naturally light spirit with an earthy, distinctive flavour."

Limited to 2,200 bottles, Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage, will be available from specialist retailers next month, for a RRP of £199.00.

Posted by Steve Rush