- 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
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.52 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.
- 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€ ..
- Blind Tasting Competition sample. Never had a Daftmill before, occurred totally like an Auchentoshan to me.
Schnappsy and malty. Fig and pear liquor. Later dough.
Malt, fig, apple, cardboard and dough.
Malt, fig, roasted nuts and white chocolate.