Review: Cu Bocan – Virgin Oak Edition

CuBocanVintageOakBottleCù Bòcan – Virgin Oak Limited Edition – NAS – 46% abv

Info: Limited edition fully matured in First Fill Virgin Oak casks. More info on SWB here.
Colour: Full, bright and clear gold.
Nose: Vanilla and fresh oak intermingling with gentle smoke and sweet malt.
Palate: A nice thick mouthfeel which quickly makes the fresh woody oak apparent to you; it’s sweet, malty and oaky behind which it’s gently fruity with a touch of spice. The smoke is there, but quite tamed by the variety of other tastes that are going on. There’s a slight BBQy thing going on, something I’ve found in the past from Texan whiskies, good stuff!
Finish: Puffs of smoke go on for a long time leaving lots of malty oaky flavours behind.
Water: It feels quite delicate, so much water isn’t needed, just a drop maybe.
Thoughts: The more time you spend with this dram the more it shines. Leave it in your mouth for a long time and it becomes really pleasurable, I love the BBQy thing that comes out at the end. Another interesting variation of the Cu Bocan range!
Available: The Whisky Exchange – £49.95

Thanks to Tomain for the sample.

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