For the second year in a row the full Cù Bòcan Single Malt range has taken home Gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition. Cù Bòcan Signature and Cù Bòcan 15 Year Old were both awarded DOUBLE GOLD, and Cù Bòcan Creation #5 was awarded GOLD.

Founded in 2000, the SFWSC is the oldest competition in North America. The SFWSC is one of the world’s most prestigious spirits contests, with experts from the drinks industry leading the judging process. The 2023 event was held at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco from April 13th until April 15th and was another record-breaking year with more than 5,500 entries from all corners of the world.

The current Cù Bòcan range now comprises of three products, Cù Bòcan Signature as the only ongoing product within the range, matured in Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry and North American Virgin Oak casks, the latest limited edition expression within our Creation series; Creation #5 matured in Andean Oak casks and Cù Bòcan 15 Year Old, our first age stated release which has been matured fully in Oloroso Sherry casks.

Cù Bòcan is an experimental Highland Single Malt distilled every winter at Tomatin Distillery in limited batches and made with lightly peated Scottish barley for its signature wisp of smoke. We are renowned for exploring innovative maturations, creating whiskies full of intrigue and surprise. Tomatin Distillery is home to Tomatin Single Malt who also swept the SFWSC awards taking home 7 medals, including 3 Double Gold’s, 3 Gold’s and 1 Silver Medal.

Graham Eunson, Master Distiller at Tomatin Distillery, said:
“What an honour to receive such praise of our distillery at one of the world’s best spirits competitions. The breadth and depth of our liquid profile has really shone through, with judges selecting the best of our core range and premium editions.

“These kinds of accolades serve as fantastic recognition of our efforts, and the great work of the Tomatin team, who are central to the quality of whisky that we produce here.”

Each Cù Bòcan Single Malt offers an exploration in the subtleties of smoke, the character of the casks and the mastery of maturation. The range is non-chill filtered, natural in colour and minimum 46% abv. Creation #5 is a limited release, Cù Bòcan 15 Year Old is an annual batch release with the 2023 Edition expected later this year.

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