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Ghostly character from Tomatin Distillery

Tomatin Distillery, a producer and blender of Scotch whisky, boasts a strong core range of single malt whiskies along with a range of popular blends.

This month, Tomatin has launched a single malt called Cù Bòcan that targets very a different demographic and is a big departure from the distillery's core range in both design and flavour.

Cù Bòcan is named after a legendary character said to have stalked residents of the remote Highland village of Tomatin for centuries... Sightings, they say, are rare, once in a generation, always terrifying. A distillery worker, out walking late, was once relentlessly pursued by an imposing black beast, steam spiralling from flared nostrils, teeth bared. Compelled beyond all natural reason to feel the hound’s dense fur he stopped and reached out, hand trembling, only to see the ghostly spectre - Cù Bòcan - dissolve before his eyes leaving nothing but a vacuum of deathly silence and an inky blue cloud of smoke, soon spirited away across the peat moorland…

The 46%ABV whisky, which has matured in a combination of virgin oak, bourbon and sherry casks, is described as having “light smoke intertwined with rich citrus and exotic spices”.

The eye-catching and totaly modern bottle and carton have been designed by Pocket Rocket Creative.

Available worldwide, it has a UK RRP of £43.99 per 70cl bottle.

30 September 2013 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor