Daftmill 2007

Overall rating
88.44/100
votes
99
Whiskybase ID
WB150039
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Winter Batch Release
Vintage
11.2007
Bottled
2019
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
7x First Fill Bourbon Barrels
Casknumber
23-25,27,32,35,38
Number of bottles
1785
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Optic Barley
Barcode
5060664610095
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
29 feb 2020 9:07 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 322.26

33 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

336 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Daftmill 2007

22 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.44 points.

  1. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Daftmill Winter Release 2019, 46%. Pale yellow. Aroma is pleasant. Very pez sweets, floral, geranium, custard, fresh cut nectarine ... and other intense fruits ... all those fruits make it seem sort of new makey but in the best way ever possible. So intensely fruity. Hard not to like that nose. Little bit of oak marries with the bubblegum fruit. Wrigleys juicy fruit chewing gum is a dominant note. Touch of banana. Hint of stone fruit. All sorts of fruit going on. Great nose. Taste is clean and easy, soft biscuity custard cream notes meld with lavender talc, something baby-like - talc and zinc nappy cream, crystalline clean spirit with tropical notes and some banana linger. Building saltiness. Oak is supporting but very subtle - this is a spirit-led dram and all the better for it. Very fun, very lowlands, very characterful. I enjoyed this dram (3.6/86)

  5. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Palindrome scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is pure and tastes "healthy" if that makes sense. I can't say the same for mass produced corporately made broth. While I don't love this whisky, it feels right. I trust it for some reason.

    Nose: baby puke (like the old Laddies), hay and caramel, red apples, marshmallow nougat, sweet tarts, nettle, half and half, peanuts.

    Mouth: Peanuts and marshmallow nougat, ricotta cheese, vintage 1970's whisky flavor that takes me back to the 80's when I drank it, leather from a horse's saddle that's been used for ten years, Karo corn syrup, nettle tea, clover, mint, thyme.

    Echo of the nose, yet again, worth noting here: Why does the smell of the whisky remind me of the dry glass smell of the whisky? This is curious. Almost like a time warp. You're drinking it / you've drank it twenty minutes ago, but you're still drinking it. That's the scent I'm noticing. Because I've had many pours from this bottle and the smell of the whisky is "cured." But now the bottle is still high up so it's not over oxygenated, no.

    Finish: medium in length, gentle, but uncommon. There's something about it which breathes organic wholeness. I trust this whisky. It rings true and seems safe.

    Takeaway: the vintage effect is lasting. I feel transported back in time to Edinburgh in 1987 and the whisky bars I loved then. Even the smell of them, and the fist fights outside that never seemed to escalate into knives or guns as they sometimes did in NYC round about the same time on earth.

    This Daftmill also reminds me of an old Clynelish I had that was bottled in the 90's. It was nothing special when it was made (in the 80's), but by the time I opened it (around 2012) the bottle was indeed quite special--a blast from the past.

  8. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Robust and compact. Plenty of plums
    • Taste
      90 90
      Dense and intense. It reminds of Mortlach for the meaty structure of the body
    • Finish
      89 89
      Smooth and pleasant
      Quite long despite the 46%

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    this one is much Fuller on the palate than the 2006 summer and winter, quite viscous and creamy with some nd winter releases.
    heavy cereal notes, boiled fruit sweets, and wisps of smoke on the palate
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  13. InbhirNis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My first Daftmill - I found the nose really impressive and one of the fruitiest I've tried, but the palate rather bland.

    From a commercial sample. Visible cask sediment, which is always good to see.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Immediate overripe fruit - banana, peach, mango, really sharp and striking. Floral too, with a delicate dandelion sweetness and lemon skin. Touch of white pepper. The nose reminds me of another lowlander (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/85161/auchentoshan-2002-dl) with its icing sugar, but this is significantly better. It would benefit from a little more power, but the fruit is starting to rot now, which is surprisingly pleasant. Set honey.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Hyper-clean and bright, subtle, perhaps a little too reserved. Good mouthfeel and body, but the flavour is rather bland - I'm not getting much beyond sweet, dusty malt.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-short, clean, gently malty.

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  16. holborndrinker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This has some age to it and is well worth seeking out. The pleasure you'll get from drinking it is greater than pleasure you'll get from flipping the bottle. Pancakes should be flipped - not whiskies.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Barley sugars, some spice, cereal.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very light, pear drops with a touch of spine at the edge.
    • Finish
      85 85
      It lingers pleasantly - a gentle warmth.

  17. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Gomez1981 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    All in all a great Bourbon Cask malt from the Lowlands with intense aromas.

    Would it be worth EUR 150 from an objective point of view? No, certainly not. There are more complex malts that better suit my taste profile.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is great. I have cinnamon, pastries (the Ikea cinnamon buns come to my mind ..), citrus notes, tropical fruit and some grass. Everything is beautifully interwoven.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste comes with vanilla and a herbal note.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is of medium length, and then the oak appears.

  20. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  21. CluaranDeilgneach scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Daftmill 2007 Winter Batch is an excellent representative of once famous lowland style. It is pure yet grassy, with just sufficient oak, fruit and herbal presence to make it interesting but not overwhelming. I liked taste and finish over aroma. It's still young but distillate with such quality is and will always be very sought-after.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh, green young grass, a bit yeasty, with some nice fresh fruits (apples, pears) , a touch of mint and herbs. It's like a warm spring morning in the countryside...
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mellow, warming, sweet but gentle. We can find here butterscotch, linden honey, vanilla, ripe red apples, a tender but firm touch of oak, spices such as pepper and nutmeg.
      Taste is like an autumn to me.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length, sweet with oaky bitterness. Very pleasant.

  22. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Excellent Lowland whisky, grassy, fruit, fresh

  23. IIIZIII scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    2020.04.15
    • Nose
      Incredibly creamy on the nose, right away, as it was expected after the amazing 2006 winter UK batch. Fresh fruits but creamy rather than crispy. Fruit yoghurt, slightly malty. Apple, pear, white wine notes, custardy, touch of vanilla, maybe a touch of creme brulee. WIth water it is even more amplified. A little more biscuity even. It definitely has a tropical side as well, mainly mango and papaya with that fleshy fruity texture of it.
    • Taste
      Creamy, fruity sweetness with a good amount of bitterness which is very pleasant. No sharpness at all, just the warming, creamy fruitiness lingers all the way into the finish. It is totally in line with the 2006 winter UK batch, but even better.
    • Finish
      Creamy, very highly textured with those slightly bitter custardy notes.

  24. tribe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    So my first daftmill, hard to get the stuff, somehow hardly anyone opens it. No flavor recipes yet and 2 points, seriously?
    • Nose
      88 88
      Bourbon direct and intense but also somehow fresh after mint herbs grass and wood. Then comes pastries and citrus fruits. Delicious lowlander style
    • Taste
      90 90
      Ou wow that's something else. Somehow strange, but not annoying and then comes bourbon vanilla and fruit with herbs. Delicious. What fruit is that? Very special and really good .. My taste and very interesting. I don't give it water. Good as it is .. Hey there is still honey or jam ..
    • Finish
      89 89
      The herbs wood and bourbon vanilla come in the finish. Medium length and very pleasant. I wanted a whole bottle. But from 200euro? There was half too much for me

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