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Tomatin Cù Bòcan

Overall rating
81.88/100
votes
105
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - Sherry Cask
Bottled
25.08.2014
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 25 08 14 5 19:31 BB
Barcode
5018481023512
Added on
22 Sep 2014 2:22 pm by djmaxliving
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 67,18

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105 × member ratings

308 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Cù Bòcan

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.88 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A good sherry keg-aged highland malt!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      fruity (dried fruits, raisins), sherry flavors seasoning, oak;
    • Taste
      harmonious fruity finish, oranges, peaches, oak, warming, slightly oily, complex;
    • Finish
      at best medium-long, fruity; Oak and dark chocolate in the finish;

  2. Igor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    For me it lacks complexity still. Taste wise it's under-age, immature. I mean it is not bad at all, it is just far from its peak yet.
    • Nose
      A lot of fruits here, tropical ones. Muskmelon, litchi, peach, jellied sweets (gummy bears), marshmallows, crystallised pineapple rings. No signs of sherry presence so far. Except, perhaps, that nascent nuttiness, which sooner gives you an idea of a sweet barley malt than nuts per se. It's corny, briny - à la sweet Bruichladdich, youthful too and has a mineralic (lime/buhr?) touch on top of that.
    • Taste
      Quiet, gentle at the start, it then unfolds, citruses darting out, it's hot now, bitter sour, lemony, grapefruit, anise, chamomile, mixed spice. It tastes like a curative potion at some point, sage, absinth/wormwood.
    • Finish
      Lasts not too long though, wanes on bitter lemon peels, dry and a little salty, nutmeg?, coriander spice. Mostly bitter-dry, cut wood, herb.

  3. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Golden.

    Smell: An uncomplicated, young and sweet whisky with aromas of soft creamy smoke, slight maritime tones, subtle berries, licorice root, ginger, hazelnuts, hints of fruit, apples, plums, caramel, hint of cinnamon, toffee, cereals, barley sugars, vanilla, a hint of sherry (very faint) and subtle oak.

    Taste: A soft, sweet, spirity and dry whisky with aromas of sweet honey, pepper, chili-pepper, subtle oak, licorice root, fennel seeds, subtle tannins, soft creamy smoke, a little brine, a hint of fruits (some pineapple, apple and a hint off pear), brown sugar, caramel, a hint of coffee and where is the sherry?

    Finish: A medium short and slightly drying finish with aromas of smoke, honey, pepper, ginger, hint of dried fruits, bitter tannins and soft oak.

    Conclusion: This has remarkably little sherry flavours for a sherry cask marketed whisky. It feels like they used 1 sherry cask in a batch of 100 bourbon casks. On the nose it’s all a bit too shy and unbalanced for my taste. On the palate it’s slightly better but that has probably to do with the sugary sweetness of this dram (I have a sweet tooth).

    All in all not an offending dram but nothing worth looking for either.

    Marks: 7.8/10

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-389-tomatin-cu-bocan-sherry-cask/

  4. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    The whisky really needs to be open first. Then the taste only comes to the fore a little. Less sherry bomb than expected / hoped for.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. r0back55 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. r0back55 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Very fruity, cherries, red currants, grapefruit, with delicate and pleasant peat.
    • Taste
      Sweet cherries, vanilla, honey, bourbon cask, a little peat.
    • Finish
      Delicate, not so long, with peat and well hidden alcohol.

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Ciro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Akoo scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    It seems that the Cù Bocan is not just a legend and that he has definitely flushed the aromas, their balance and intensity in this whisky ... Nothing bad, but it does not break three legs to an animal spectrum ...
    • Nose
      Alcoholic, cereal and dusty: as well that it does not announce under the best auspices ... Walnut and hazelnut notes. A very dry side in this Tomatin. In the middle of all this, there is still a little fruit, including caramelized apples, a hint of coffee and some spices, mainly cinnamon. A nose in the end quite rough and uncomplicated.
    • Taste
      It's quite alcoholic. We regret the lack of finesse of alcoholic integration. It is also tannic, dry and bitter ... We have a few notes of caramelized apples, spice and coffee, but overall, it is poor and above all, not very pleasant. A mini-dose of smoke is barely noticeable. It is far from the image that one has a peaty Sherry ... This one is neither too peaty, nor too sherry ...
    • Finish
      Fi what? Ah final! Well, wait, I'm looking for a little ... That's it! a nice spicy drought! Nothing more.

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