Tomatin adds 2006 vintage to Cù Bòcan range

Highland distillery Tomatin has released a 2006 vintage edition as part of its range of limited edition Cù Bòcan single malts.

The 50% abv whisky is matured in first fill ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry casks and is claimed by the producer to have “warm, festive flavours with a gentle touch of peat smoke”.

The bottle comes in a limited edition of 9,000 with a special Cù Bòcan branded glass.

The Cù Bòcan brand is named after a mythical Highland hellhound which was rumoured to haunt the village of Tomatin. It was launched in 2013 as a lightly peated alternative to the traditional fruity flavours associated with Tomatin.

Previous limited editions have been 1988, 1989 and 2005 vintages and virgin oak, sherry and bourbon expressions.

The distillery has been producing peated malt for the last week of every year since 2005, and in recent years has been experimenting with different levels of peatiness to broaden its offering in the coming years.

Marketing manager Jennifer Masson said: “As the Cù Bòcan brand continues to grow – sales have grown 15% year to date on last year – our followers have been eagerly awaiting news of the next limited edition to complement the standard edition, which is available all year round.

“This year, the added value provided by the branded glass adds to the drink-at-home experience.

“The whisky itself is sweet and full with underlying light, earthy smoke and warm winter spice flavours.”

The rrp is £52.99.