Tuesday, August 02, 2016


The Tomatin Distillery has announced the launch of a new limited edition 2005 vintage, as part of their Cù Bòcan single malt whisky range.

Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage (50% ABV) is limited to just 11,400 bottles and has been matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks.

Cu Bocan 2005 Vintage

This latest release from the Highlands based distillery, follows previous limited editions including their 1989 vintage in 2014, their Virgin Oak, Sherry and Bourbon expressions in 2015, and their 1988 vintage launched in May of this year.

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. The distillery has been producing peated malt for the last week of every year since 2005.

Commenting on the launch, Stephen Bremner, Sales Director at Tomatin, said: "When we started distilling peated whisky in 2005 it was intended to be used for our on-site blending activities. However, when it became of age we recognised it had to be released as a single malt and so Cù Bòcan was born. Three years down the line, we are constantly looking for ways to develop the brand and experiment with new expressions. This vintage release celebrates how our light, fruity flavours when combined with peated barley make for a sensational smoky spirit."

Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £49.99.

Posted by Steve Rush