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Daftmill 2006

Overall rating
88.48/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
25.07.2006
Bottled
2019
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
039/2006
Number of bottles
621
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Berry Bros & Rudd
Added on
25 May 2019 2:05 pm by Jour.Ray
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 861,75

43 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

109 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Daftmill 2006

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.48 points

  1. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I put this on my wish list but after 4 or 5 messages saying one is available on the market place I will remove it. This was £145 on release , unfortunately it is a sad reflection of the times when the only reason people entered the ballot to get a bottle was to sell them on, the fact is people who did want to try it were denied that opportunity.
    How come some people managed to be lucky enough to get two or three in a ballot, to people who were unsuccessful that must be a real choker?

  2. whiskynews did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge and Angus give 90 Pts.:
    http://www.whiskyfun.com/2019/A-Daftmill-bonanza-finally.html

  3. karloff did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Personally I wouldn't pay £145 for a 12 year old whisky never mind £600+
    Daftmill? More like Daft----s. I will let you guess that one.

  4. Bart&Claudia did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    'Daft'mill. Please ostracize the nasty little sh*ts selling this for those ridiculous amounts.

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    This is one of the few times where a separate score for the nose and taste might've made sense. There's just such a big discrepancy between the two.
    • Nose
      As the color suggests, this is intense. Earthy and rich. Hints of soy sauce and maggi, with dark chocolate, raisins, as well as dates and dark molasses. Touches of espresso, yet not bitter. There's a whiff of strawberries too, as well as sweet candy canes. This seems to deliver!
    • Taste
      Okay, maybe I was a bit too quick to judge. The cask has completely overtaken the spirit. Lots of espresso bitterness, as well as big notes of cloves, burnt oak, black peppercorns and dry and nutty flavours. Even a tinge of fruitiness would've made a big difference, but it's just not there. How about a splash of water then? Nah, that doesn't do much at all.
    • Finish
      Bone dry with more of the above, as well as a touch of cocoa powder. Long.

  6. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Quite an influence of the sherry, though not as tannic and dry as I expected. Maybe a bit beyond it peak - likely a year or two ago. It is no "woodworm" as the influence of sherry and wood are there but not overpowering.
    First impression on the nose was the 1979s Bunnahabhains from Signatory in dumpy bottles. Then develops towards a better Glendronach than Glendronach can do. And Daftmill still comes through.

    tasted at the distillery
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. short0r did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This was available via Berry Bros & Rudd for 145 pound and you only were able to buy this if you had been selected during the ballot.

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