Monday, October 03, 2022


The Tomatin Distillery, has announced the launch of the first age-stated bottling from its Cù Bòcan range.

Cù Bòcan 15 Year Old - 2022 Edition (50% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which has been fully matured in Oloroso Sherry casks.

Cù Bòcan 15 Year Old - 2022 Edition

Cù Bòcan, which is renowned for exploring innovative maturations, is distilled every winter at Tomatin Distillery in limited batches, and made with lightly peated Scottish barley.

In late 2005, after Tomatin had achieved its annual production quota, the Distillery Manager at the time brought in a load of lightly peated barley allowing the distillery to produce its own peated spirit for the last week of the year. This production coincided with incredibly low water temperatures and resulted in a slightly oilier mouthfeel in the new make spirit.

Recognising the quality of this spirit, the distillery continued to produce Cù Bòcan in small batches every winter since 2005. The newly released Cù Bòcan 15 Year Old features some of the first lightly peated spirit to be laid down in casks.

Cù Bòcan 15 Year Old, which is the first in a series of annual releases, is said to deliver notes including sun dried fruits, exotic spices, flamed orange peel, cinder toffee, black cherry and cardamom.

Commenting on the launch, Graham Nicolson, Sales Director at Tomatin Distillery, said: “We are delighted to introduce the 15 Year Old into the Cù Bòcan range, this whisky takes us back to where it all began, when we first started producing lightly peated spirit in the midst of winter back in 2005. This release is a celebration of how far we have come since then, and a nod to all the exciting plans we have in store for Cù Bòcan, opening up the world of lightly peated whisky”.

Cù Bòcan 15 Year Old - 2022 Edition, is now available from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £95.00.

Posted by Steve Rush