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Tomatin Cù Bòcan Signature

Overall rating
80.31/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Oloroso Sherry, Virgin Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018481100237
Added on
15 Aug 2019 4:52 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 44.41

3 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Cù Bòcan Signature

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.31 points

  1. praisethepasta scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A difficult whisky to come to turns with, somehow the balance is a bit off, particularly on the nose and the palate. This is what you would call 'an acquired tatste' but it took me half a bottle to acquire it. It's miles away from the other expressions of Tomatin, with virtually no sign of the Oloroso showing on the nose or the taste. Although I can't compare this to previous releases of Cu Bocan, this expression leads me to believe peated whisky just isn't in their DNA.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Funky and musty on the nose -a bit cheesy even, wet/decaying leaves, minerally, lemony, wet tealeaves, straw, desinfectant/medicinal
    • Taste
      81 81
      A completely different animal on the palate. Much more easy going in fact, with a sweet nutty note, dried wood, a whiff of tobaco, vegetal, peat, meaty and overripe cheese and on the end the musty-funk note appears again
    • Finish
      80 80
      Rather long, a faint touch of peat, cheese.

  2. Coldorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Notes taken from my blog:
    https://moredramslessdram.com/2020/03/28/cu-bocan-tweet-tasting/

    Tomatin clearly didn’t lie on the casks used, you can really feel what each of them provides to the nose and the palate and discover the layers provided by each. However, the balance is a bit off with a bit too much wood for my taste.
    • Nose
      The nose starts on light smoke, varnish and dates. It also has some dirty meaty notes (but in a good way), slight shy citrus, an aperitif snacks side with almonds and olives, and a grassy side with moss.
    • Taste
      The arrival is sweet with just a pinch of pepper at first. The creamy mouthfeel becomes a bit fizzy, like fizzy sugar. There is a bitter side with a very woody taste, that gives me the feeling of licking a stave (probably the virgin oak). Then the ex-bourbon casks step forward with honey, citrus, ginger and chili pepper, then the oloroso casks provide some red berries and one piece of dark chocolate. Keeping it in the mouth, it becomes very chocolate-y.
    • Finish
      Quite long, with salty caramel, wood, dark chocolate and a pinch of pepper

  3. wildewillem scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Soft with a little pepper.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    01-10-2019
    • Nose
      68 68
      citric fruits
    • Taste
      69 69
      citric fruits, hint of smoke
    • Finish
      68 68
      citric fruits, hint of smoke and sherry

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Citrus, smoky, fruity, vanilla, toffee, heather, honey, aniseed
    • Taste
      Fruity (apples, pears), citrus, vanilla, smoky, toffee, mocha
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, spicy, oaky

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