Tomatin Cù Bòcan

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Virgin Oak, Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Batch 1
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 31 10 13 3 07:44 BB
Added on
05 Sep 2013 10:21 pm

Average value

€ 44,11

9 × in wishlist

331 × member ratings

636 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Cù Bòcan

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.80 points

  1. Pyromann scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Roughness is what characterizes this whisky. It shows up in the mouth. Intense dram, memorable for thje roughness
    • Nose
      Nothing special, some maltiness, lighter tones similar to some Japaneese whiskies.
    • Taste
      Roughn ess, sharpness, peppery notes. Very rough whisky. The taste does not follow the nose, but, surprises with the different character.
    • Finish
      Pepper, harsh, moderate

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    declination smoke of a tomato!
    • Nose
      fruits on lemon, sweet spices, vanilla and smoke
      sweetness in the mouth and smoke on bacon and fish, leaving second on a peaty feeling.
    • Taste
      the soft peat which gradually fades on a meaty sensation.
      a maritime side
      fruits on citrus fruits with mandarin (sweetness of citrus fruits), creamy return of citrus fruits !!
      vanilla and light woody back
      spices also a little peppery
    • Finish
      sensations in the mouth that diminish
      peat, woody, vanilla and citrus, a little creamy, it does not stay at the bottom of the glass.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Nose: very young, reminds me of the Campbeltown Loch Blend. The nose is then fruity, vanilla, no sea breeze, but a little peat smoke. Sweetish on the palate, some oak, vanilla, some peat. Finish: slightly peaty, slightly dry, some oak. Well, frankly, stool does not bother me. There is not enough peat, in my opinion, to give the young whisky a lot of profile. The barrels were probably quite good, but unfortunately a total disappointment.

  4. Drochaid scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: Fresh spiciness with hints of coconut followed by a slight smokiness as well as some aniseed and almonds.

    Taste: Very pleasant and soft. Notes of honey and cloves meet with a hint of smoke.

    Finish: Sweetish and rather mellow finish.

    Color: light gold.

  5. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Corso_theRed did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enjoyable Speysider with a twist. The relatively low peatiness of aprox. 15ppm adds a layer of complexity, that saves this dram from becoming a little too bland. Good price-performance-ration nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Acidic, yellow apricots, and soft whiffs of coal fired timber. Somewhat mineral, wet cardboard, and white pepper.
    • Taste
      Slow arrival, with caramelized oak and juicy citrus fruit (oranges and limes). 
    • Finish
      Medium. Faint caramel, more white pepper, and artificially sweetened mocha.

  7. Zapala_86 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Cu Bocan 46% vol.

    Cu Bocan is a lightly peated whisky from the Tomatin distillery, matured in three types of casks: virgin oak, ex-bourbon and ex-Sherry. Peated to 15ppm.

    I am a fan of peated whisky, but will I like this one?

    Nose: ok, it's mild, fresh and quite nice, you have to look for smoke somewhere on the back, it starts with honey and citrus, orange and grapefruit are on the foreground, some Sherry's accents, lots of spices, cloves, allspice, anise, a note of campfire and the taste of the earth

    Taste: here peat and smoke is much more intense, but writing a more intense, I mean simply palpable, it is still very mellow and subdued, we are still accompanied by citruses and spices, besides cloves we have also ginger, the initial sweet maltiness changes towards the spiciness, there is pepper, sweet chili, a bit of oak, we also have honey accents, vanilla and nuts

    Finish: satisfactory, warming up, quite spicy with fleeting smoke

    Cu Bocan is a decent whisky in which we can really taste the influence of these three types of casks in which it matured, the smoke is present but only somewhere nearby, so it certainly does not rejects. However, it lacks more depth, something that distinguishes it from other whiskies, orange and grapefruit accents are nice, but it's not enough, it could be a little more smoky. For me, this is a whisky called as a "daily dram", for every day drinking, not for intense thinking about the structure. As a NAS whisky it seems to be more than satisfactory.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      citrus, hint of wood fire, floral, coffee, spicy, ginger
    • Taste
      dry, spicy, hint of smoke, honey, fruity
    • Finish
      slightly peppery, spicy, sweet, honey, smoke from fireplace, medium

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A young and rather sharp mail. The story is better than the contents. Just under 40 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is very citrusy with all kinds of agrums and herbal, floral notes. Loads of ginger and wood, revealing a rather young age. Hay and a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the smoke becomes quite nice and outspoken, but the typical fruitiness of Tomatin is absent. Instead I get grain cookies and nuts, a bit of honey and loads of spices. Pepper and nutmeg, ginger and a hint of anise. I think there was quite a bit of virgin oak involved. I’m not sure where this whisky is headed…
    • Finish
      In the finish too – which is fairly long – I get nothing but smoke and ginger.


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