- 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
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 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.
- The nose reminded me of a rather good Rosebank I reviewed previously, but the palate not so much.
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.
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.
Light fruitiness, with lemon at the forefront. Slightly grassy as well, with a bit of menthol. Medium in length.
- Promising and great nose, the rest doesn't really impress. I might be better a cask strength.
Powdered sugar and cantaloupe. Somewhat grassy and Lemon.
Thin, some sweetness. Cereal and some caramel.
Short, a bit pepper. Some caramel.
- 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.
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.
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.
In the finish, he cools the mouth a little longer while he otherwise pretty fast and unspectacular disappeared. Clearly dry.
- 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.