Cu Bocan Signature 46% ABV.

cu bocan signature

Matured in Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry and North American virgin oak casks.

A celebration of the subtleties of smoke and perfectly balanced sweetness, Cù Bòcan is an experimental Highland Single Malt that explores innovative finishes to create whiskies full of intrigue and surprise.

Cu Bocan Whisky

Tasted as party of the @TweetTasting for @cubocanwhisky on twitter on 24/3/2021.

Appearance

This whiskey is light gold in colour, it beads up on the swirl line which is also very syrupy, and has slow Medium legs.

Nose

Immediately I get. Sweetness and dustiness, icing sugar, perfume, then darker notes, dates, a touch of mustard, grapefruit, black liquorice and ginger. There’s earthiness too. I’d go as far as saying spicy rose water, with old leather. It’s changing now, red berries and cereals/grains, I like this nose mate.

Palate

Super citrusy initially, sweet and spicy lemon, apricots, then ginger, hot cinnamon sweets, black pepper, black jacks, black coffee, chilli’s, black grapes, and oak. A hint of smoke with cooked salted bacon, lovely tbh. After continuing to drink this after the tasting i did notice a very light sulphur note as others had found, but it is very light in nature.

Finish

Nice and long, dark chocolate, black coffee, a tea note, cranberries, a little drying, chilli’s, grapefruit/pomelo.

My thoughts

I really have enjoyed this whisky, there are so many aromas and flavours, and it has a wonderful development. Being as this was the first time i had tried a CuBocan whisky i was very pleasantly surprised, i could nose and taste it for quite some time.

Would i buy a bottle?

Yes i would, i really did enjoy it, and i’d have to say there’s plenty going on for £41.95 or close to that price.

Note – This whisky is presented in its natural colour and non chill filtered.

Thanks to – @cubocanwhisky, @TheWhiskyWire, @TweetTastings, @ocdwhisky and @whisky_jamie (all Twitter).

Image credit – @TheWhiskyWire (Twitter).

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