A festive dram by the glass

HIGHLAND-based Tomatin Distillery has added to its range of limited-edition Cù Bòcan single malts with the release of a 2006 vintage.

Bottled at a strength of 50%, the whisky is matured in first fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks. Said to boast warm, festive flavours with a gentle touch of peat smoke, the bottle comes with a special Cù Bòcan branded glass – making it fit for Christmas gifting.

Marketing manager Jennifer Masson said: “As the Cù Bòcan brand continues to grow – sales have grown 15% year to date on last year – our followers have been eagerly awaiting news of the next limited edition to complement the standard edition, which is available all year round. This year, the added value provided by the unique branded glass adds to the drink-at-home experience. The whisky itself is sweet and full with underlying light, earthy smoke and warm winter spice flavours, perfect for enjoying over the winter months and as a festive gift.”

The vintage creation is currently being rolled out worldwide and is expected to retail at £52.99.