- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Summer Batch Release
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- 1st Fill Bourbon
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 16 Jul 2018 11:52 am by Ingwaz
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Whisky Reviews for Daftmill 2006
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.62 points
- Maybe I dont understand something, but this whisky on the nose is just like new make. Taste is a little better, but in fact I was really disappointed.
- A great lowland whisky that's a must try in our books. It's superbly balanced, sweet and spicy with a lot of character. Daftmill's patience has undoubtedly paid off with this second release - we cannot wait to try their next offerings.
Initially very fruity with lots of lemon, honey and melted butter. Fresh cream, butterscotch, hints of orange oil, marmalade and vanilla pod. Lots of sweet, summery notes. After sitting for a few minutes, an ever so slight minerally note appears - akin to St Magdalene.
lemon zest, honey and spice burst, with hints of fresh marzipan, fresh mint, tangy oranges and toffee. There's a great oaky note in there, balanced with some wood spice. The melted butter shows itself if you let the spirit rest on your tongue.
Medium to long finish, more spices and white pepper arriving, hints of toasted sunflower seed - more the shell rather than the seed. Moving to more honeyed vanilla with an ever so slight earthiness, finishing with a very subtle ground down Parma Violet note.
- For the full blog; https://bestofwines.com/blog/810/
Daftmill Summer release 2006 46%
Nose: Shortbread and Florida Key lime pie, are the first things that hit you, followed shortly after with bananas, vanilla, and apricots that evolve into greengages. An nose that is very challenging and keeps evolving into new savours.
Taste: “Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free”
Well it’s not really free, since the bottle turns out to be quite expensive. But this is very lovely! I totally love the taste of this dram. Again the shortbread, Key lime pie and greengages. A lot of lovely peaches in this dram though!
Finish: Green apples, bananas, Galia melons and apricots… It’s just one big tropical fruit surprise!
Balance and Complexity: Well-balanced in both nose and taste, and a tropical fruit bomb in the finish.
Comments: Fife has surely put itself back on the map with this dram! It’s different from other Lowlanders, though it does have similarities with a good yet fruity Rosebank in a very distinctive way. It makes me very happy to see that we weren’t being fobbed off with a bad whisky sold overpriced. This is worth every cent. High standards, high quality, no concessions, very artisanal which by all means makes it very likeable.
It is refreshing see nowadays, as many new distillers would sell anything from gin to newmake to 3-year-old whisky with poor quality and big marketing, just to make a quick buck. Thank God there’s the Cuthbert brothers who honor the drink as it rightly deserves. Please keep them coming! It’s proof that good artisanal whiskies are still being made today
- A stunning modern whisky with extreme quality. This is a distillate forward style however so the casuals won;t understand it and most likely score it lower than it is. Fine by us as it should keep the prices lower too.
- Blind Tasting Competition sample. Never had a Daftmill before, occurred totally like an Auchentoshan to me.
Schnappsy and malty. Fig and pear liquor.
Malt, fig, apple and cardboard.
Malt, fig and white chocolate.
N: Soft peachy fruity acetone floral.
T: There’s a unique, youthful floral complex at its heart. I find lots more here on the palate than on the nose, and this trend continues into the finish.
F: Oranges, more peaches, aromatic flowers.
C: Tasty & characterful juice. Good job, but let’s not get too carried away. Bottles of this batch were released in June for £95, going at auction a month later for a whopping £430. Francis tells me he still only receives £29 per bottle regardless.
Scores a B[-]
- Add three drops of water: the aroma is still wheat, lemon peel, hay and spice, the taste becomes creamy smooth, hay, malt, spice. The salty sweetness of the tail rhyme is more comfortable, the pungency is much lower, and it becomes more malt, nuts and creamy chocolate.
Conclusion: The first bottle of wine is heavy, the aroma is mainly tonality of vanilla and melon. The aroma of peach in the middle and the back makes this wine have different performances, but the overall taste is more monotonous and full, not Other lowland areas have a more refreshing taste, although the rhyme and spice are more obvious but some sweet notes remain in the mouth. (twenty two)
At first, the grain, vanilla, melon, lemon peel, and the middle and the back of the grain began to appear slightly wheaty, malt, peach, hay, spice. The wine is slightly heavy.
Medium taste. Malt, lemon peel, roasted pineapple, candied sweet and sour, nuts (21)
Medium to long. Candied sweet and sour, honey syrup, coconut, malt, nuts, walnuts, wooden tannins, spicy feeling is more obvious (21)
- The second release from farm distillery Daftmill, this Lowland malt was put into 7 ex-Bourbon barrels in July 2006, waiting patiently in the farm’s warehouse for nearly 12 years. (Daftmill distillery posted on facebook 29 june 2018 pictures of the summer release bottles. So they are nearly 12 years old)
The nose opens with freshly baked Victoria sponge, curry leaves and cinder toffee, with tinned peaches and warm gorse flower developing with time in the glass. These notes continue onto the palate, but are joined by lemon zest, molten honey on toast, marmalade and vanilla pods, with wood polish and marzipan appearing on the back palate. On the finish, waves of honey and spicy oak linger, with fruit-salad chews appearing after a minute or so. This is an excellent dram for a warm summer’s day