Daftmill 2006

Overall rating
86.37/100
votes
191
Whiskybase ID
WB115285
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Summer Batch Release
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
11 years old
Casktype
ex-Bourbon Barrels from Heaven Hill
Number of bottles
1665
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493050098
Added on
16 jul 2018 11:34 am by Ingwaz
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 797.83

35 × in wishlist

191 × member ratings

377 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Daftmill 2006

29 users have left 30 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.37 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one at the 3rd Whiskybase Gathering in Rotterdam, October 2018.

    my first Daftmill, quite sweet, with honey and cotton candy. like walking into a candy store.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Really reminds me of this 11-year-old Bladnoch:
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/166633/bladnoch-11-year-old

    Coincidence?
    • Nose
      86 86
      High-quality ex-bourbon oak upfront, plus a grassy/herbal side and associations of essential oils. Very creamy and beautifully balanced between sweet, sour and floral.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pretty complex for its age and boasting a nicely oily mouthfeel, but it doesn't knock my socks off otherwise. A perfectly fine, creamy-sweet, ex-bourbon matured, floral-fragrant summer malt with a spicy boost near the death, I don't know what else to say here.
      The Bladnoch (see above) is better, and cheaper.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Chamomile tea, dill, vanilla pods. Somehow greasy: sunflower oil, unperfumed body lotion, margarine... Sadly, it's also a bit musty and cardboardy-dull, reminding me of Glen Scotia in a way...

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    re taste, different bottle
    a light zesty nose on white fruits, green apple skins, marshmallow and a little vanilla with a touch of new make about it.
    The palate is surprisingly creamy, with the lemon and lime zest angle, still plenty of cream. green apples and reminds me of an older 12 year Glenlivet but with more cream.
    The finish remains suit with a candy sweetness that reminds me of sugared almonds.
    this tastes younger than it's stated age.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. SpiritLover1291 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Give it time and you will be rewarded.

    Aroma: Roasted malt, lime with peel, dried fruit in the background, a huge selection of dried flowers. A little nutmeg. Malt sugar sweetness, bitter-sour complex. A rare character.

    Taste: Lots of lime, with a heavy bitter/sour malt aroma, homemade unsweetened limonchello, very aromatic. Loads of dried raisins.

    Finish: Medium length, limes with peel.

    An amazing result after only 11 Years of maturation. The balance and production quality is overwhelming. It's worth trying out these Daftmill bottlings, if you're able to get one for under 200.-. Don't pay to much! Every Daftmill I could try so far was pretty good stuff. This batch is just the most spirit-driven one in my opinion.

  5. Copshop68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      I love that nose
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87
      Leaving definitely the weakest ... quite quickly

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Now that is fresh and creamy to say the least, with plenty of fruit like apple, pear & lemon mixed with warm pastry.
    Also plenty of biscuit on the nose.
    The palate is quite thick in its consistency with slightly bitter grapefruit and apple with just a hint of something like walnut?
    In the mix is quite a lot of peppery spice and there is also possibly lime.
    Not the longest finish becoming drier.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Certainly very good. However, the price for the offered is also salted. Therefore, a purchase is out of the question.
    • Nose
      Fresh flower meadow. Grain. Nussmix. Maybe some sugared popcorn too. Lemon juice. Lime oil. Lemon balm. Tangerine. White tea with candy sugar. Green apple. Fresh, slightly resinous wood notes.
    • Taste
      Orange blossom honey. Peach. Pear dish. Again cereal notes. In the mouth, they look a bit drier. Then again citrus notes. Now more shell abrasion. The citrus notes are more subtle than in the nose and a bit bitter.
    • Finish
      The citrus peels are less. Dry wood. Nuts.

  8. AlexBonoGreen scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Very good and quite nontrivial molt. The most interesting thing is that it looks like craft production. And it is almost crafting????: the guys produce only 20,000 liters per year.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bright, bright, sunny, sour-plum-wine, pineapple and citrus scent! He dreamed of sherry in wine tones, but then he did not repeat any more. Apparently, some kind of phantom! Here you can find Abkhazian lemons, ripe Spanish oranges, and lemon confiture with honey-dried zest. A lot of vanilla, fragrant flowers, lush greenery, pollen, fresh wood of apple trees. In context, minerality and paraffin candles subtly slips. Very juicy spaseydny bourbon aroma with light shades of herbal shades of Lowland, and besides, with a touch of light Highland coastal. There are also metallic shades, copper is seen somewhere there. An interesting combination, while slipping some kind of crafting in pineapple-copper paraffin nuances! Interestingly, foreigners rate it very highly, but so that our inhabitants of heaven say to pineapple ?!
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste reveals much more minerality, rather dry, a peel with bitterness, wax, some fresh wood, a rather sharp, peppery, over-cooked nuts, even some kind of burnt meat. Interesting, but the fruit theme is not enough, yet not Speyside ...
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is strongly tannic, a lot of wood, whisky is densely hardened (still ferst phill), bitter-herbal shades, wormwood, husks from nuts, apple seeds. The finish is of average length, but quite simple.

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Strawberry meringue, almond milk, cotton candy, canned peach,
    • Finish
      Pineapple with shell, peach with core, yellow pear, heather, fine oak, thyme, oregano, rye bread

  11. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Fresh hay, light cake dough. Some sand and dry garden soil. Behind lilac and apple blossoms.
    • Taste
      Soft. Cornflakes, light honey, a touch of white pepper. Pancakes. White chocolate, violet, lavender.

  12. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The nose is a bit (lemony) fresher and floral and chocolatier than the winter batch; Almost everything is the same in the mouth, except for the milk / cream coffee and the cocoa; Everything almost the same again in the finish - no wonder, there are only a few months between Summer and Winter Batch - I give 89.5 points (can not go here)
    • Nose
      91 91
      Vanilla, lemon, rose petals, toffee, vanilla crisp dough, hay, acacia honey, jasmine, nutmeg, linseed oil, olive oil, fresh bent branches, apple, it is always flowery with more rose petals, now also intense violets, more jasmine, the lemon is stronger , some varnish, apricot, mirabelle, freshly sliced pineapple, then it goes on and becomes softer, fuller, buttery, vanilla kipper (fresh from the oven), freshly grated mint, oatmeal, grapefruit, fresh wood, then a trace of marzipan, one Coffee bean, the smell of fresh pine needles, then after a while banana chips ... and more violets, cardamom, dark chocolate and coconut, always backed by lemon oil - very similar to the winter batch (there are only 4 months in between) maybe a tad bit fresher, lemony, more floral nose, and instead of butteriness rather direction (cocoa) butter
    • Taste
      89 89
      (here I can almost take over the Notes from the Winter Batch, almost!) spicy with nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, a little chili, then comes back to the vanilla and the thick sweetness forward, vanilla kipper, fresh from the oven, a lot of jasmine tea (black ), Rose tea, coconut, banana, then only the other fruits with lemon, apricot and apple push forward, the second sip is leinölig, spicy, sweet, fruity, the fresh cask now fully through, again with coffee - especially here Latte - and chilli and nutmeg - and also with chocolate and cocoa butter; in the background always the vanilla ... custard, creamy, warm custard with coffee beans - to a piece of fragrant Squirrel and warm apple compote with cinnamon ... the lemon appears again, but not dominant, then some licorice, chocolate and mint, followed by fresh wood and freshly sliced pineapple, slightly different and a touch less intense than the winter batch
    • Finish
      90 90
      good medium length; extremely jasmine and violet, a lot of vanilla, acacia honey, coffee with cream, dark drinking chocolate, mint, lemon oil, linseed oil, light hay, slightly grassy ... marzipan and a hint of white pepper ... and buttery to the end!

  13. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The nose reminded me of a rather good Rosebank I reviewed previously, but the palate not so much.
    • Nose
      Light and floral, with hints of rose petals and peaches, as well as white grapes. There's a touch of mint in the background too, followed by sweet vanilla and cereals, and a good whiff of lemon peel. Very satisfying.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy compared to the nose, with lots of cloves especially, and some nutmeg too. Hints of cardboard, as well as charred oak. I really do have a hard time retrieving those fruits.
    • Finish
      Light fruitiness, with lemon at the forefront. Slightly grassy as well, with a bit of menthol. Medium in length.

  14. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. Skiddilly scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Promising and great nose, the rest doesn't really impress. I might be better a cask strength.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Powdered sugar and cantaloupe. Somewhat grassy and Lemon.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Thin, some sweetness. Cereal and some caramel.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short, a bit pepper. Some caramel.

  16. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is a fairly balanced and tasty summer whisky. Especially the nose sends you on a journey of discovery, but also in the mouth happens quite a lot. Only the departure disappointed. But you also have to give him the time to develop.

    Notes originally from a blind tasting, slightly adapted in a second pass.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Launches very fresh, lime and sea air, but then goes quickly towards cooking laundry (in the saucepan) and muff with an idea camphor. First let stand ...
      After some time, the muffle has settled, but it is not so fresh anymore. Acts now rather balanced. Some butter, grass, still lots of lime, citrus and some mineral, but only a little sweet flavors. When heated, it also shows some vanilla and cotton candy as well as dried herbs.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth, he then starts with dry, will be very sweet in the short term, and then back to dry. The alcohol presses very late. Finally, strong oak with licorice and a hint of menthol. As far as the individual notes are concerned, a lot happens here in a short time. Lemon zest, some floral and cotton candy remain in the memory. The mouthfeel is rather thin.
    • Finish
      82 82
      In the finish, he cools the mouth a little longer while he otherwise pretty fast and unspectacular disappeared. Clearly dry.

  18. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. Segens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    very disappointed experience. As some other users already say it is completely overhyped. Tastes like a 10-14y standard from Auchentoshan and should be at 30€ ..

  21. mds51 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  22. KayMeertens scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Blind Tasting Competition sample. Never had a Daftmill before, occurred totally like an Auchentoshan to me.
    • Nose
      Schnappsy and malty. Fig and pear liquor. Later dough.
    • Taste
      Malt, fig, apple, cardboard and dough.
    • Finish
      Malt, fig, roasted nuts and white chocolate.

  23. bestofwhiskies.com scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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

  24. SFWC scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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.

  25. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/the-dawn-of-daftmill/

    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[-]

  26. sad1977 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.

  27. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  28. zerg1129 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    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)
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Medium taste. Malt, lemon peel, roasted pineapple, candied sweet and sour, nuts (21)
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Candied sweet and sour, honey syrup, coconut, malt, nuts, walnuts, wooden tannins, spicy feeling is more obvious (21)

  29. MaltMusketeers scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    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.

    https://maltmusketeers.com/brand/daftmill/2006-summer-batch-release#tasting
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  30. Hakan G scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

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