Tomatin Cù Bòcan

Overall rating
80.79/100
votes
422
Whiskybase ID
WB44318
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
31.10.2013
Casktype
Virgin Oak, Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 1
Number of bottles
13000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 31 10 13 3 07:44 BB
Barcode
5018481022102
Added on
05 sep 2013 10:21 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.49

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Whisky reviews for Tomatin Cù Bòcan

54 users have left 58 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.79 points.

  1. tribe scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I tasted it that morning in the distillery. Then the woman told me I would be the first outside the distillery to try it. ???? Found it good and tasty. Malty fruity but only slightly smoky, still a bit young but good potential, longer in the barrel had looked good on him. Then the angels would have taken more care of the ghost hand .. :-)
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. MJ84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Solid, lightly-peated Highland dram with good presentation at a fair price. Good entry peated malt for beginners, too. Maybe a bit young, but not terribly metallic.

  4. hafssol scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Not immediately convincing, it's obviously much different than an island peated malt. Very light at first taste, with predominant yellow fruit taste, it slightly reveals a pretty good balance between dry sweetness and (light) smoke.

  5. buffaloboy1988 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Salty scent, nutmeg, leather, peat
    • Taste
      80 80
      Full, creamy, spicy (pepper), a hint of caramel, the nutmeg also returns.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length with a nice tingling in the mouth. In the aftertaste some apples remain and a subtle hint of peat

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. SRB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Mr. D. scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. LordIslay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Islaywolf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. Pyromann scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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

  12. wisekyofcourse 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. jeoff scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  22. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:
    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/tomatin-cu-bocan-ob-2013/

  23. kot1803 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  24. valery77 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  25. zaphod155 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An interesting, slightly exotic whisky. If you expect smoke, this is wrong. If you like fruits, you will not be disappointed.
    • Nose
      Exotic fruits, such as papaya, mango, passion fruit, as well as peach and strawberry. There are also spices, such as cardamom and eucalyptus. There is only a hint of smoke in the beginning.
    • Taste
      Slightly peppery on the go, then comes some oak and cereals. The second sip comes the fruits. First citrus and pineapple, then softening mango, passion fruit and peach. But the oak flavor and the cereals outweigh. At the end comes some smoke and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Not very long. Some fruit sweetness, but mainly chocolate.

  26. fileosoph scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      73 73

  27. JHS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. JHS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    good slightly peated (15 ppm.) single malt with a variety of unusual flavors that becomes more mellow and even creamier after some time in the glass
    • Nose
      light, slightly sweet, aromatic peatsmoke; slight oak; slight sherry; vanilla; slight mineral notes; sweetness; dried fruits; slight raisins/sultanas; floral notes in the backround; honey; vanilla; cream; coconut; citrus notes; spices; hints of nuts; overall a good balanced and rather complex nose
    • Taste
      creamy texture; slight peatsmoke; very light oak; spices; coconut; nuts; dried fruits; slight floral character; sweetness; variety of spices; honey; light bitterness in the backround; overall a creamy and spicy taste but yet a little bit unsettled and undermatured
    • Finish
      cream; slight spices; barley; light, sweet peatsmoke; becoming drier; oak; rather long finish (especially the warmth sticks around); overall very creamy and pleasant finish

  29. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  30. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  31. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    At my first dram, I still thought "puuh not my ding". But he gets better every now and then.
    Either you like him or not ...
    • Nose
      Great nose; light smoke; Loaf; Citrus flavors; Coconut, cream and a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Tingling on the tongue; also in the taste citrus fruits; sweetish, a little honey
    • Finish
      some oak; light smoke; quite dry finish; medium

  32. Bendrachm scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Eye: Amontillad minus [Non-chillfiltered], but I suspect E150.

    Nose: Hardly smoke. No salt, warm citrus. Alcohol. Green apple, sourdough. Latent vanilla.

    Mouth: Hot. Alcoholic, sharp. Flat. 

    Water: More floral in the nose. Sweet sherry. Smoke fades. In the mouth still peppery. Fickle; goes from watery flat, to burn. Leaves not very much in between. Apples again. Definitely asparagus (feinty?).

  33. janos63 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nasty! tastes like cheap gin.

  34. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    hmmm ... there is not much coming; the nose is still the most appealing of all; Taste and finish, however, are very weak. I'm not afraid of the ghost dog
    • Nose
      light smoke and bright fruits; light citrus aromas; a little young oak, the alcohol is palpable; the smoke disappears quite fast
    • Taste
      minimal smoke; mineral on the tongue; slight bitterness
    • Finish
      short, again a little oak and again mineral; hardly any smoke

  35. jankes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  36. to_be scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    pretty boring

  37. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, vanilla, sweet and sour citrus, coconut, grass, Williams pear, caramel
    Taste: slightly bitter, pepper, cloves, a little floral, honey
    Finish: sweet oak, a little vanilla and caramel

  38. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    It was obviously trying to get something out of very young barrels with lots of Marketing Tamper (The Ghost Dog on the Bottle) and some smoke (but not enough). Experiment failed. I hope you stay seated.
    • Nose
      Very young with lemon, lime and a hint of sherry flavors, especially raisins. Barely perceptible smoke, such as Highland Park level.
    • Taste
      here too sour, very malty approach, hardly significant leg notes, a little salt, light bread spices, that's it.
    • Finish
      medium, dry.

  39. Albaron scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    Tomatin has simply whiskys with pronounced alcoholic notes. You have to like that. Not my cup of tea, here comes a muffiness and a very dry touch. Nevertheless, he is one of the better Tomatins so far.
    • Nose
      light dry smoke, not phenolic, some gum, citrus, fresh, tingling in the nose, slightly alcoholic, cream,
    • Taste
      dry, some smoke, malt, little sweetness, musty, strong alcoholic and bitter
    • Finish
      Malt, a bit bitter, some smoke, after ballpoint ink, tannins, wood

  40. sopie scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  41. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    nice alternative, if you are looking for slightly smoky whiskys
    • Nose
      fresh, sweet, vanilla, coconut, shortbread, some lemon, a touch of medicine / alcohol
    • Taste
      first dry, almost dusty, smoky bitter, slight pepper and clove sharpness, then sweeter and slightly fruity notes, some citrus, honey, cinnamon, vanilla
    • Finish
      slightly smoky-bitter, slightly hot

  42. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla and coconut on the nose with a bit of fresh peat, similar to Ledaig, but with a much lower ppm-level. Also campfire smoke and pineapple. The palate is mildly peated and ashy, with a faint sherry influence and exotic fruits.

  43. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  44. eleiko5 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Tomatin Cù Bòcan
    (46%, OB 2013, 18.000 btl.)

    Nose: sweet and citrusy. Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, both sweet juice and slightly tangy zesty notes. Some biscuity notes – that’s the younger spirit talking. Hints of ginger and grasses. Smoke is only found in the background. Mouth: a little more smoke now, with slightly sharpish grains and quite a big emphasis on new oak. Youngish and unbalanced. Chilli pepper. Ginger, cloves and aniseed. Finish: quite long, but a tad harsh and spicy.

    I’m not sure what to make of this. It’s peaty but in a summery way that doesn’t fit the image of a haunting creature. The regular Tomatin fruits are drowned in pepper and virgin oak. A missed opportunity for Tomatin. Around € 50.

    Score: 77/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/tomatin/tomatin-cu-bocan/

     

     

  45. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  46. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It's pretty dry, you have to like that, it could be a little less for me. Otherwise, rather simple knit and smoke I can not find so, is viell. The musty stale and the hay.
    • Nose
      The first impression is fresh and crisp. Slightly semi-dry, slightly musty white wine with a hint of vanilla, with some sugared lemon, sour light grapes and hay.
    • Taste
      He'll be pretty dry right now. A touch of vanilla with lemon sorbet, a tingle on the tongue and a slightly stale, semi-dry white wine with a little angegorenem green apple.
    • Finish
      light vanilla and some caramel, dry, a light bitterness, medium length

  47. fradin11 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  48. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    well made whisky, overall a bit too light, maybe too young, easy to drink, tasty, 83 points
    • Nose
      light smoke, citrus, Williams pear brandy, slightly grassy, ​​rather sweet, in the background caramel
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, light mouthfeel, fresh, menthol, light smoke in the background, green apples, tingling
    • Finish
      sweet oak with delicate bitterness, bitter lemon marmalade, medium length

  49. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  50. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  51. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Citrus, oranges, grapefruit, flowery, nougat, sherry
    • Taste
      Smoky, sweet, nutty, roasted grains
    • Finish
      Medium, smoky, warming and gentle

  52. Fable scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  53. DennisV scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  54. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  55. Gronqvist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, coconut, almonds, cream, vanlije, ginger, parsley, coriander, anise, tobacco, grass, heather, fluff, greenhouse, a little peat and light smoke. 
    • Taste
      Light, saccharine and slightly smoky with notes of toasted almonds, chocolate, nuts, lightly roasted popcorn latte, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, chilli, pepper and fresh oak. 
    • Finish
      Long and spicy with slightly Sherry, roasted grain, slightly salty and a hint of smoke.

  56. zinaf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I found it entertaining. Just the water can drawn it easily. 
    • Nose
      Sweet at first nosing; whiff of peat; tobacco leaf. Water opens more sweetness; candy.
    • Taste
      Zesty, sweet, salt; nice peat; some fresh grass notes. The water ruins it on the palate as it becomes too thin to be enjoyable.  
    • Finish
      Long - spices and later - sweet sherry

  57. rendelius scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A very interesting whisky - completely NOT what you expect. Tropical fruits galore, mango, passion fruit, coconut - and only a slight hint of peat.

    It`s fun to sip it - alcohol is well integrated. I was pleasantly surprised. Don`t expect it to be your "classic" whisky - and you will be happy.

  58. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Note:

    Aroma: Coconuts

    and cream with some botanic notes, parsley and coriander. The smoke

    emerges after a minute followed by a mix of lime, grapefruit and

    tangerines with rich almond and aniseed.
    Palate: Initially feather light, followed by a

    honeyed smoke. The rich spice of cloves, cinnamon and star anise create

    an enigmatic elegance.

    Finish: Light with a hint of sweet smoke.

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