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Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage Edition Tasting notes and reviews

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Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage Edition

Brand
Cù Bòcan
Expression
1988 Vintage Edition
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
28 years old
Abv
51.50%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Tomatin Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
cu-bocan.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

86
Nose
Chunky and herbal (refill sherry cask?) with boiled sweets, barley and a touch of honey. Fragrant with time and hints of coffee, dried fruit, heather and earth.
Palate
Chunky with what appears to be a refill sherry herbal character. Malty and intense with alcohol boosted spice and hints of coffee and earth.
Finish
Long and herbal with a tongue tingling spicy finish and a late, brief hint of smoke.
Comment
Now, that's a chunky, coffeed malt. Who needs a breakfast coffee when you can have this?

Joel Harrison

92
Nose
A warming nose of melting white chocolate, rich tea biscuits, some light tobacco notes and a hint of oak spice lead to a complex nose which gives dying embers with water added.
Palate
The oaky palate is rich and oily with lots of great tropical fruit notes playing for the stage with the oak spices. It works very well and with water is soft and delicious.
Finish
Wonderful age, poise and balance to this oaky, vanilla-filled finish. Aged notes, too.
Comment
A well aged whisky which deserves to have some attention and time dedicated to it.
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