Daftmill 2006

Overall rating
87.05/100
votes
77
Whiskybase ID
WB132147
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
Barcode
5060664610002
Bottled for
Berry Bros & Rudd
Added on
25 may 2019 2:05 pm by Jour.Ray
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1375.10

41 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Daftmill 2006

15 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.05 points.

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sherried Daftmill H2H

    2006/2019 cask 039 57.4% oloroso sherry cask 132147 86/84/86
    Strong sherry on the nose and the palate and perhaps a little sulphur is present?
    There is a slight off note here that hampers your enjoyment a little, this is because it is bitter sherry, like tart black cherries taste.
    The finish is pleasantly warming
    Slightly higher score than last time.

    2009/2020 cask 039 61.1% oloroso sherry cask 165981
    Nose lovely, palate lovely, finish very good , great balance with a little water, not quite as sweet as I remember. 90/91/91

    2009/2021 cask 046 60.4% oloroso sherry cask 194500 91/90/90
    Rich sherry on the nose with a Bakewell tart note, black forest gateau cake, black cherries and a hint of raspberry.
    Good vibrant palate and very fizzy, it attacks your tongue, what the nose hinted at is here, there is a creaminess about this but there is also a sharp attack from the sherry which really works
    Dark fruits galore, but nothing tart here, just lush dark fruits.
    Nothing out of place either on the finish, composed is the word.

    Neat, the spicy sherry attack is really powerful and very nice.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  3. cfosterk scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I'm a huge daftmill fan but for me this just doesnt work. Beautiful sherry monster nose, but on the palate i'm struggling to identify any distillery character at all. Stick to bourbon casks please where the spirit sings and shines :)

  4. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Huh. A bottle of this blue chip was sold on whiskyauctioneer yesterday for 2.100 GBP.

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. paulini scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    This should not have been bottled.

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sherry bomb, oatmeal, apple, cider, citrus, tannins, oak, sweet spices, not bad but lacks balance, the sherry is really overpowering

  10. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I really wanted to try this and compare this with the usual bourbon offerings.
    As far as I am aware this will be the only sherried offering planned by Daftmill.
    The distillate is masked the sherry is too heavy for the profile of the distillate to break through and shine like is does in a bourbon cask.
    Still a decent dram but I think Daftmill are right to concentrate on bourbon cask bottlings.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Heavy sherry, dark fruits, dark fruit cake, dates, soy sauce, a little plum sauce, dark toffee and possibly some sulphur, certainly burnt matches on the nose.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very rich, thick, slightly gloopy and quite similar to some old Glen Grant first fill sherry of great age.
      There is some bitterness and plenty of wood, again the sort of thing you get with much older sherried whisky.
      Dates, spices a plenty, treacle toffee, ginger cakes, plain chocolate, blueberry, blackberry
    • Finish
      83 83
      Remaining spicy and slightly tart with fizziness,

      With water:-
      More fruit is released, the palate seems to be even more sherried than before.

  12. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Had the opportunity to taste this recently. The sherry and ABV completely overwhelm the spirit in this one. With some water added, it breaks the sherry down to reveal the distillate. Water is a great friend to this one. Rate this one 79-80 without water, with water closer to 86-87. Rating below is with water.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points 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?

  17. short0r did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022


Forgot your password?

Login