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.
Funky and musty on the nose -a bit cheesy even, wet/decaying leaves, minerally, lemony, wet tealeaves, straw, desinfectant/medicinal
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
Rather long, a faint touch of peat, cheese.