Highland single malt brand Cù Bòcan has released two limited edition cask-matured expressions as part of its Creation range.
The new bottlings are Creation #3, which was matured in Moroccan Cabernet Sauvignon and North American rye casks, and Creation #4, which was matured in a combination of Tawny Port and Cognac casks.
The expressions were distilled at the Tomatin Distillery in limited batches and made with lightly peated Scottish barley.
Cù Bòcan #3 is described as offering the ‘tastes and smells of a Moroccan souk, with notes of rose, water strawberry and black fig, while the rye casks provide hints of exotic spice, citrus and tropical fruits.
Meanwhile, Creation #4 pays homage to The Antrim Cocktail, which is made with Cognac and Port. The resulting liquid has hints of plum jam, grilled peach, stewed forest fruit, cinnamon, and sweet campfire smoke.
Cù Bòcan unveiled the first two expressions in the Creation range in August 2019, alongside Signature, a single malt matured in Bourbon, oloroso Sherry and North American virgin oak casks.
Creation #1 was aged in Black Isle Brewery Imperial Stout and Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal wine casks. The brand used Japanese shōchūc casks for the maturation of its single malt, Creation #2.
Graham Nicolson, sales director, said: “We are delighted to finally be able to release these two new Creations to our customers. We’re excited for all that 2022 has in store for Cù Bòcan and looking forward to opening up the world of lightly peated whisky, whilst continuing to explore unusual and intriguing finishes.”
The 46% ABV expressions are limited to 4,200 bottles globally, priced at RRP £60 (US$81) per 700ml bottle.