Daftmill 2006

Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
135
Whiskybase ID
WB125177
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Winter Batch Release
Vintage
16.12.2006
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
Casknumber
080-085/2006
Number of bottles
1625
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493050098
Market
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
01 feb 2019 8:59 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 546.33

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135 × member ratings

361 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Daftmill 2006

36 users have left 42 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.81 points.

  1. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A bit expensive, but a very unique and concentrated taste from a lowlander, good maturing.
    • Nose
      Floral. Fruits: apple, pineapple, peach and pear. Pine, yoghurt and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Fruits, citruses, spicy oak, pina colada, honey, caramel, banana shake and cereal.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, spicy, oaky.

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  3. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Light, uncomplicated, but quite pleasant whisky of a woody-mineral profile, does not shine with the breadth of the palette and a riot of shades, but at the same time it is practically devoid of flaws - a smooth, solid release.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, first nose - young beer notes; freshly sawn boards, mowed grass, light mineral tones - stone dust, gypsum; slice of lemon, wild flowers.
    • Taste
      Dense, oily, tart oak tones, light minerality, leather goods, tobacco, sweet caramel tones, ginger,
    • Finish
      Light, invigorating, ginger, herbal tones, tobacco, slightly astringent oak, lemon peel, sweet candy notes.

  4. DramALife scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    S 6
    Medium legs. Light but spicy. Overall very doughy.

    [78-82] I'll gladly welcome another dram.

    N 25
    Lemony dough. Spring grassland. Fresh fruit but subtle.

    P 25
    Spicy and dry. There are crispy fruits under the peppery oak. Get past the spice and the mouthfeel will get more creamy.

    F 23
    Short finish. Again doughy. Oak & spices lingering. Zesty.

  5. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Spring, floral and fruity! Duchesse, pear, yellow apple, melon, coconut, semolina, waffles, biscuit, lemonade, vegetable, green walnut, lavender, thinner, paint, wax.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    H2H

    2006/2018 winter batch release 46% First fill bourbon 125177 - 88/86/87
    A nice lemon & honey nose with some grassy notes
    Palate is sweet with icing sugar & white fruits
    Finish is ok, pleasantly warming, needs to be a little longer

    2008/2020 winter release 46% First fill bourbon 181940 - 86/90/89
    The nose is not that expressive,
    The palate is nicely honeyed, spicy and quite fat with it very nice
    Nice finish, remaining sweet.

    In speyside they might call it slightly peated 2 -3 ppm but that is just the background phenols in the malt without any peat added?

    2009/2020 Summer release 46% 3 bourbon & 1 FF oloroso 171952 88/89/90
    This has a zingy nose, lemon drizzle cake and cream is the order of the day here
    Quite expressive
    The palate is fizzy, buttery, white fruits and a slightly industrial quality to it, a bit dirty if you like., then a white pepper note, plenty of power for 46%
    The finish is pretty long, remaining sweet, it is obvious that the single oloroso butt adds an extra dimension to this dram compared to its bourbon only siblings at 46% but it does not make it better.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blenders Glass.
    It is necessary to give a breath - a lot of mash. Even after an hour, there is still a lot of it. I left it in a glass under the lid.
    A day passed.
    The mash disappeared completely. The aroma contains green apples, citrus fruits, malt, an association with a fresh blooming spring meadow. Very delicate and gentle. I like.
    The taste is very similar to the nose: very fresh and pleasant; lemons, malt, freshly sawn wood, there is some kind of light fruity sweetness and a pinch of pepper.
    The finish is medium in duration, grassy with bitterness, but pleasant.
    Delicate, perfectly balanced and sophisticated malt.
    3322'0
    At the World Bank, many note the similarity with the Rosebank, which I have never tried, but if this is the case, then I will find some copy at a good price and be sure to cut it.
    I don't like malts that need to be "cooked", but in this case you will be rewarded for your patience. I think a couple of hours for aeration would be enough, or even better to decant, but I have just a sample, not a bottle. I wonder how it would have developed in a bottle over time.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  9. -sAxo- scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    re taste for a h2h, different bottle

    there is more to this nose than the 2006 summer release, but the DNA is obviously the same.
    Light & zesty, green apples, cream etc.
    The palate is more substantial then the summer 2006 release, more cream but also some pastry note and quite a lot of spices like white pepper,
    The finish is pretty good being of medium length, remaining fresh.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. olegborgol scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22-22-21,5-21,5 if it was a regular price up to 100e - well ok ...

  12. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5

  13. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interesting profile, looks like bourbons not an Lowland. Very unusual aroma and taste. Quite worth tasting, but too expensive for the bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
      fresh, very bourbon, with delicate fruit and floral aromas, followed by an earthy oily scent.
    • Taste
      86 86
      heavy, enveloping, slightly spicy and peppery, but sweet-fruity, lemon, with hints of spices and sweets.
    • Finish
      86 86
      warm, long lasting; begins with bitter herbs and ends with tea and mineral notes.

  14. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    1521) Daftmill, 2006/2018, 12YO, Winter Batch Release
    With only around 20k L output per annum, this much sought after dram have often fetched a ridiculous price on various auction. Just just in case I have to skip whisky for a while, I don't want to keep this in the cabinet longer.
    • Nose
      N- Soft with hmmm... whiff of cat pees oozing initially, soggy barley, rugged malt barn with scents of moldy wood. Then rub a thin coat of fragrant powdery pepper on the sour dough crust. Sphere of grassy, earthy and forest, scents of terroir at works real well here, before tinge of sweet vanilla and roasted sunflower seed greets you seductively. Plenty going on despite the softness. (88/22)
    • Taste
      P- Very lightly medicinal just to tease. Waxy-oily citrus with herbs and hay melted gently on palate and unleash the natural fragrant of floral with superb earth sweetness. While tasting this, it reminds me of another young distillery that also produce clean spirit with soul - Kilkerran. (92/23)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, elegantly soft, not a hit and miss type. More scent of oak come thru with maple sugar, sour plum and cinnamon. Finished with lingering peppermint. (91/22)

      B/B- 90/22 Good whisky inspired, make the notes writing such a pleasure and never a task.

      Weighted Rate- 89pt

  15. Bob_Harris scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

  16. Mapl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Smell: fresh and tender green apple, smell of rose flower, vanilla, malt, freshly baked whole egg cake, some hand sanitizer in the background, industrial smell like nail polish remover, the tail end is protruding, the green apple transforms into Apple bakery products, there are some traces of sulfur.

    Drink: moderate oily feeling, concentrated apple juice, malt smell, freshness, taste buds are opened and raised, full of vitality.

    Feeling: Daftmill should be called a single farm malt whisky. If under this setting, its expressive ability is very powerful, but this kind of feeling about the farm does not exist in the Chinese mind, not to mention the current price is already high. Up.

  18. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. JungleDram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I don't understand the hype surrounding at least this Daftmill. As a supermarket whisky for 35, - okay, but then it stops
    • Nose
      81 81
      Freshly poured a real Lowlander as you imagine it. Fresh cow dung on a wet meadow, which thank god will soon give way to light fruits such as pear and lychee. Add hay and herbs to the back.
    • Taste
      80 80
      A sour wood note, like fermented milk - not nice for my taste buds. Green apples and grass are coming
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short and painless

  21. Likudi scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  22. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Apple, apricot, dried apricots. Dried fruit, dried pear. Candied fruit. Molasses. The taste is the same and a little more pastry cream. The aftertaste is sweet and fruity.

  23. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting at Voss, Nr. 2 (Round 1)
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very blatantly unusual, like Mon-Cherrie and coffee, cocoa, muff, no smoke and no islay, malty grain, really nice and round, menthol, flowery, very flowery all at once, 48-52%, about 16 years.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Again no alcohol, super round, less special than the nose, sweetness and full fruitiness, rather dark and long filling.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium maximum

  24. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/twe-show-2019-whisky-auction/

    C: TWE pre-show queue is rightly legendary. Some years, the queue offerings have almost eclipsed what’s on in the main show. Understandably, the appearance of truly rare [and valuable] whisky has become less and less. This year’s most memorable pre-show offerings [day 1], included Daftmill’s fruity and simply charming 2006 Winter Release.

    Scores 86 points

  25. dougaf scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    With the massive expansion of new distilleries in the last 15 years one is left with a struggle - an honest exploration of new regions/innovations/terrior. Sometimes those innovations are an adherence to the classic style of whisky making. Those distilleries like Daftmill, Kilchoman, Wyoming, Shelter point. Farmers with the extra crop and a penchant for innovation and diversification. You want to love the story, but you also need to be mindful of the hype vs reality. You want to love them. You want them to succeed. You want to be able to continue drinking it.

    Daftmill serves as one those of classic stories that I want to love. But we must try and not let our hopes get the best of us..

    Young and powerful. In time I know it will be strong - but I don’t know if it will be on the side of good or evil. In 10 to 20 years this will be memorable, in one way or another.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Farmy. Fresh, Malted. Mushrooms. Floral. Spirity. Vanilla sponge cake. Freshly delivered amazon boxes. Strong Vanillins.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fresh leaves. Rose pedals. lime. Ginger ale. Floral pedals. Cinnamon. Fresh tarragon.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sour cream. Floral. Curdled cream. Cottage cheese. Lemon meringue and cardboard pie. Slight spice. Med-long finish.

  26. tanktastic scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    Fruity, smooth, grassy, orange peel, citrus notes, very light, short finish or would be A 100

  27. tanktastic scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    One of the best Lowlands I’ve ever had, wish there was more of this to go around, a true gem. Fruity and grassy and light.

  28. tanktastic scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    One of the best Lowlands I’ve ever had, wish there was more of this to go around, a true gem. Fruity and grassy and light.

  29. Jackson05 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Daftmill owns a lot of hype surrounding it, and I can see the appeal. You could turn the clock back to 1890 and they would do just fine. They produce 20,000 liters of pure alcohol per year, and I’m not sure they really have the desire to be the new Rosebank. A sustainable distillery if there ever was one. That’s saying something in 2019. Outlook not good for export to Canada...

    Ok wow so I did not read a single review before trying this dram, so almost blind as it we're. The only thing I can say is that I do not care at all for overly floral drams and that’s where this one falls to me. I had this side by side with the newest (nov,2019) Daftmill (142069) and I rate that a 91. A world apart, to me at least. For the record, I respect many trusted reviewers that give this a solid score, it’s just crazy they can all be so wrong ;). Thanks to my friend for the sample, it’s a rare treat in these inflated times to be able to try not one, but two Daftmill. I really appreciate that.
    • Nose
      80 80
      A sour cheesy note that I associate with Fettercairn. A little sweaty. That sounds like a bunch of insults, but it’s not bad. Rising dough. Wort. Sour ale. Unmalted barley. Tinned peach and an apple. An honest nose for sure.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Creamy and mouthcoating. Old flowers, diluted oil of oregano, potpourri, paraffin, oversteeped green tea. Starts off good with a solid mouthfeel, but turns quite floral and bitter.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Dry and a bit of hay. Floral, green tea, bitter, grass, old limes. Weird finish that I don’t care for to be honest.

  30. IIIZIII scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    2019.11.22
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very creamy, white wine, milk acidity, fresh fruit, lemon custard, honeyed maltiness, green, but not overly green as most lowlanders. Beeswax, biscuity with time. Water makes it even more wine forward
    • Taste
      90 90
      Just a little sharp but the whole event is covered by that creaminess. Oily texture, beeswax again. Slightly bitter. White wine again.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Slightly bitter, and milky

  31. ahroeen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful whisky. Subtle and complex. Vanilla, apples, pears, malt. Honey. A quiet dram which needs time to open up and come into its own.

  32. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  33. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is just about finished now but it does improve once air has got to it.
    A sweet fruity profile, my final score 89 points.

  34. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] A huge compliment to the Daftmill owners for having the patience to wait until their whisky baby grew adult and not releasing immature "paedophelic" stuff that so often just kills the brand image of a new distillery. And I am very curious about how this new entry to the single malt whisky scene tastes...

    ...and it was worth waiting the twelve years, Mr. Cuthbert. This is a very fine Lowland malt profile in the best tradition of Rosebank so please release this 12-years old as a standard edition (because most drinkers can not afford to buy Rosebank bottlings any longer, since the collectors and investors took over)...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is very pale at white wine and I use a big spheric blender's glass to have my initial sniff of Daftmill. This is quite interesting and of a profile which I call truly old-style Lowland alike - just like Rosebank during its best times. It is subtle and delicate with fine home-grown fruits (green apples, lemons and more), spring floral aromas, waxes, oils and earthy notes. After some breathing the barley sugars and other malty-mashy aromas grow stronger without harming the fragile balance of this nose. Hey, I like it!
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is another old Lowland style classicwith excellent barley sugars, citric fruits, floral impressions and waxy-oily-earthy notes. Again this strongly reminds me of fine old Rosebank drams of comparable age. After some chewing the sugars combine to a tasty milk chocolate flavour and some spices pep up the mix nicely.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The whisky arrives very charming on the palate with a warming and instantly coating mouthfeel. No distracting moments here. The finish is medium to long and adds some bitter herbs and notes of green tea which provides a new dimension to the profile. It gets a little drying towards the end which is not distracting. Some water releases additional chalky-mineral notes in the nose and turns the taste more approachable but less interesting. I prefer to explore this dram when neat and like to drink it both neat and a little reduced to 40% abv.

  35. Firehero90 scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    Malty, caramel, fruits. A perfect bourbon barrel

  36. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    very interesting
    I would not call that a typical Lowlander (if there is such a thing)
    he has potential
    solid malt that pleases
    wants to be discovered
    • Nose
      Vanilla becomes stronger, malt becomes more, light pear, dry sparkling wine, becomes sweet and becomes stronger, wood, citrus notes, slightly peppery
      later: spicy, pineapple ?, more fruits, neat vanilla
    • Taste
      full, strong and very oily on the palate
      very flowery !!!, light fruits, slightly oak, slightly vanilla, spicy, sweet, perfume soap (floral)
      later oak seasoning
    • Finish
      medium long
      rather thin, slightly vanilla, sweet
      later oak, strawberry, raspberry

  37. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  38. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  39. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  40. Glenjasper scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    What can I say? € 200.00 for a twelve year old whisky is already an announcement. Had the money probably not up for it. We bought the bottle for tasting after all. Shared suffering is half the pain, I thought.

    But then the surprise. Although we were not revealed € 200.00 - whisky, but also not the garbage that other young distilleries throw at this price on the market.

    The whisky was even really good. Many fruit notes of citrus fruits, apples and pears, followed by a subtle hint of vanilla, which turned into a warm caramel flavor. The fruity finish was significantly longer than other 12-year-olds.

    I would not have expected that from a young distillery.

    I'm looking forward to the first 16-year-old from Daftmill and hope for a not too utopian price.

    Even though I've just tasted a Daftmill whisky, I dare to predict that top-quality whiskys can be made here if Daftmill stays true to its line.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  41. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 769: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWhxM5M3kjM (90/100).

    "Very interesting whisky. Unusual. Not typical of a modern single malt style. In fact, it's the very antithesis of an engineered single malt."

  42. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It took less than a week for bottles to appear on here at double your money + by private sellers.
    And look at the pathetic shop price at £480 , madness and greed all rolled into one, I need to look this shop up and see what other bargains they have?
    A few days ago when whisky International on line in Edinburgh had 2 bottles left they were £300 so they sell one and slap £180 on the remaining bottle, nice. Yeah I know shops will charge what the market will stand and lets face it they are only in it to make money but a greed is greed, pure and simple.
    These bottles were sold for around £95 last week from reputable retailers.

  43. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I had searched all over for one of these to no avail so my wife phones me up just before the shops shut and asked me what that bottle was I wanted, I said they would be sold out but she went ahead and popped in the Lincoln whisky shop and hey presto they had one bottle left from their allocation of 9, I love my wife :)

    £95 is more than I would normally pay for 12 year old but after visiting the distillery I am happy to pay it.
    Whisky is for drinking and I am no auction flipper so I am going to open it and stick 2 fingers up to all the flippers.
    With only 1625 bottles this should have been limited to one per customer in my humble opinion.
    Lets get drinking.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A light, fruity, floral nose, classic lowlander I suppose and reminds me of some Rosebanks I have had.
      Plenty of vanilla, freshly sawn pine wood, pineapple, hint of peach juice, with a little warm biscuits fresh out the oven. There is lots more but I need to taste this :)
      With water:-
      More pastry and funnily a sliced chicken roll note?
    • Taste
      88 88
      Quite a chewy mouthfeel, creamy but slightly dry but no sign of any fruit first off.
      I think water may release the fruit.
      2nd mouthful it is even creamier but I get some fruit now, a little lemon and again a little fresh pineapple but also some pastry notes in the mix.
      There is a dry edge to this which I feel will knock a point or 2 off the final score?
      I think there is a trace of peat but not really sure, I will need to ask Francis about that?
      The cereal notes are coming out now mixing with a little peat and the fruit is in the background.

      With water:-

      A little more citrus perhaps and more biscuit but water has dulled everything else, perhaps I put too much in so no more than a few drops otherwise you could kill it but persevering it does get sweeter, you need to experiment with this one
    • Finish
      88 88
      Decent length, remaining chewy with a citrus edge right at the end.

      The finish is longer with water and a little sweeter.

      I will re taste this in a few days time but it is a 12 year, Daftmill is not one of those new distilleries that puts new make out, then a 2 & 3 year old so much respect to Daftmill for this 12 year, I consider this a good buy :)

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