- Product Code: CuBocan5
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A fifth creation from Tomatin, Creation #5 has been finished in an incredibly rare cask type, Andean Oak. The first single malt Scotch whisky to have been matured in Colombian Andean Oak casks!
Andean oak, as its name suggests, comes from the Andes Mountains, and its altitude conditions between 3500-4000 metres make it a truly special and unique wood.
It is found in cold tropical climates, areas with extreme humidity and wild forests, sustainably logged high in the Cordillera region.
Cù Bòcan Creation #5 was distilled in December 2011 and initially matured in refill American oak hogsheads before being filled into Andean Oak casks in June 2021.
A little over a year later the whisky was removed from cask.
The mix of Andean Oak’s unique properties and subtle smoke has resulted in notes of lightly charred oak with deep hints of exotic floral herbs and campfire banana splits.
Nose: It is aromatic and floral, (orange blossom and rose) and exotic and fruity (mango, papaya, passion). The nose is fresh and elegant with a spicy and resinous character.
Palate: The palate is round, soft and sweet.
Finish: Lightly charred oak with deep hints of exotic floral herbs and campfire banana splits.
Colombian Andean Oak Casks,