Daftmill 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Calculated age
11 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison Du Whisky
Added on
24 Sep 2020 10:41 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1000.68

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65 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Daftmill 2009

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.17 points

  1. florian09 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    The nose is quite closed at the start. Some notes of fresh nuts, undergrowth and dusty old books. Looks like an old malt, I feel like it has a lot to give but is holding back a bit at the moment.
    After 20-30 minutes of ventilation, that's it. There is always that "veil" of old malt at the start and then tropical fruits literally emerge from the glass. The palate is lively but the alcohol is remarkably well integrated (60.6% all the same!). Fruits take center stage, we find the dusty old book side in the middle of the mouth as well as candle wax; there is also tobacco and a very pleasant light woody bitterness.
    The finish is long, hot and spicy.
    Simply beautiful, each to their own as they say but I can't help but think that the samples of some (informed) tasters had a problem ...

  2. Ramuntxo scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

    We look for fruit and we find sulfur, we look for liquorice and precious wood and we find bitter and alcoholic wood. We just want it to end.

  3. Piazzolla scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    That some are happy with this bet, so much the better for them (how many bottles sold more expensive if not?), But for my part, tasted blind, well it is probably the worst whisky tasted for a long time!
    Alcoholic, aggressive, with totally artificial and repulsive aromas (especially sulfur).

  4. Benny Lava scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Nice balance of exotic fruits, mangos and papayas, as well as citrus with pink grapefruits. Also fine mix of some tobacco and honey

  5. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is another great success from Daftmill. A nice Sherry but not only .... There are fruit and other surprises.
    • Nose
      First of all, there is a nice blend of Sherry and exotic fruits.
      Then the nose evolves towards mirabelle plums and dried fruits (hazelnuts ....)
    • Taste
      It is not alcoholic, the integration is mastered.
      We have honey, dried fruits, exoticism, citrus fruits and a touch of sulfur.
    • Finish
      Nice length, creamy, warm on citrus and fruit compote.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Fruity and powerful - some water recommended to bring out more of the fruitiness and taste - I can't say which one I like better - the 028/2009 or the 029/2009 - for me both are on the same level - very good but definitely not legendary - though very good for modern destillates
    • Nose
      91 91
      Orange zest, cooked fruits, jam, hints of acacia honey, wet hay, pipe tobacco, spices, vanilla, little cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, little caraway, little herbs, something austere - really good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Punchy, oily, fruity, littel liquorice, good sweetness, more fruity, more orange zest, honey, spices, pepper, hints of exotic fruits, some thai mango and passion fruit, also some herbs - very good!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, warm, spicy, zesty, more austere notes, but still good sweetness

  7. Mikymouse scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    Exotic fruits, lemon, honey, impressive finish (resinous)
    I have several daftmill and this one is the best, I would like to compare with the British editions, but considering the prices ...

  8. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The opportunity to put your nose in:
    mixture of exotic fruits and sherry at the start, then it evolves on cooked orchard fruits and dried fruits, on dusty walnuts and hazelnuts, honey, final sulfur tip
    Length, creamy sensation, warm on the yellow fruit compote, a little toasted and tobacco, woody bitterness that lingers with peppery spices.

  9. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    for info, I have a bottle with the number:
    376 of 469, I find that funny!


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