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Daftmill 2009

Overall rating
87.03/100
votes
121
Whiskybase ID
WB171952
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Summer Batch Release
Vintage
08.2009
Bottled
2020
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
3 Bourbon casks & 1 FF Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
47,48,50,52/2009
Number of bottles
1785
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060664610217
Added on
11 Dec 2020 5:10 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 233.21

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121 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Daftmill 2009

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.03 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In terms of taste, with a view to the price of at least 150 euros (ignoring the fanfare and the history of the distillery) this is unfortunately a bit of a disappointment for me. With the price hidden, it is a very tasty and good malt with fresh-fruity and hot-spicy components, albeit without great complexity and tension. This is also available for well under 100 euros in the glass, I have to sum that up honestly - I therefore don't need a bottle of.
    When I see the almost 89 points in the base, I personally have the subjective feeling that in many reviews the TamTam about Daftmill is in the foreground rather than the pure taste. It would be interesting how it would fare in blind tastings with the connoisseurs ;-).
    • Nose
      87 87
      fresh and fruity; green apples; Pears; Citrus; malty; Cereal notes; Hay; some vanilla
      - pleasantly fresh, fruity, tasty nose
    • Taste
      85 85
      fresh and fruity notes in the mouth, again with apples and citrus; a noticeable but not too annoying sharpness; peppery and spicy than on the nose; some vanilla; slight mineral notes also flash through
      - not too complex and noticeably hot and spicy in addition to the fresh fruitiness
    • Finish
      84 84
      not too long; peppery-spicy; delicate fruit sweetness; getting dry

  2. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Daftmill 2009 Summer Release. Four barrels (three bourbon and one sherry barrel) were married here after ten years of maturation. I have to admit that the small privately run distillery Daftmill has completely passed me by so far. Since there is only distillation here at certain times of the year, there are correspondingly few bottles per release on the market. Certainly the main reason why the bottlings are all increasing in price so extremely. Is the hype also based on the quality? I can neither confirm nor deny it, as I have only had this 2009 in my glass so far. What speaks for this still young distillery is the production method and that it does not belong to a large, international group. It will sure be interesting to watch Daftmill in the future and see what whiskys they bring to market. Unfortunately, I can't understand the hype. For me, 2009 is a solid ten year old whisky that is neither particularly exceptional nor particularly bad. Certainly well done, but the price for a whisky of this age is too high. I got 87 points today. Slaintè!
    • Nose
      88 88
      The color is light gold, the Daftmill lies oily in the nosing glass. The 46% are barely noticeable and very well integrated. At first, the Daftmill 2009 is very cautious. There is a slight tingling sensation in the nose and I hear a strange note of dusty stone flour that I have hardly smelled on any whisky. This becomes increasingly yellow-fruity and notes of vanilla, pear, lemon and sour apple slowly come through. Associations of shortbread biscuits and cereals are growing stronger. Everything looks very fresh and straightforward. The longer he breathes, the more notes of herbs and hay come through, which represent a counterpoint to the citrus notes. Well matured for 10 years, but you shouldn't expect a miracle of complexity here.
    • Taste
      87 87
      For its 46%, the Daftmill puts a lot of pressure on the tongue at first. Contrary to expectations, you can feel a clear spiciness at first, which is soon covered by the sweet honey and vanilla aromas. The flow of saliva is stimulated and when you chew for a long time you notice the light mineral notes again. In the mouth, the Daftmill develops significantly more spicy over time than it was in the nose. A hint of liquorice flashes in the middle, as well as fruity pipe tobacco, which may have come from a sherry barrel. An amazing taste profile that one would not necessarily have expected.
    • Finish
      86 86
      In the finish, the spicy notes are still very strong at the beginning. These soon subside and the sweetness gains the upper hand again. The mouth becomes dry quickly and the aromas evaporate relatively quickly. What remains is a dry mouth that does not give me a great feeling.

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Very disappointing. My first Daftmill it seems to me, and I hope I didn't start with the best.
    It's unbalanced, hot, too fragrant ... Nothing seems to fit together properly.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Surprising nose, and hardly for my taste.
      It's slightly soapy. Lots of flower, fresh and in pot pourri.
      Slight solvent, almost a little hot rubber.
      Lemon zest, light melon and persimmon.
      With aeration we also have grapefruit.
    • Taste
      80 80
      In the mouth it is a little more balanced, but the scent stays ahead. Potpourri, fresh flowers, violet, pink, lilac.
      Light durian, pepper, wood, light smoke.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Final in continuity with a little plum, lemon, orange and zest. Light smoke.

  4. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity Lowlander. The nose is impressive. You have to hide the price, it is due to the limitation. Because you can get that, if not 1: 1, much cheaper (e.g. from Bladnoch). I wouldn't pay around 200 euros for it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh and fruity. Ripe apples and pears, hay, flower meadow. Malt. Quince jelly, vanilla and sweet red berries in the background. Some lemon.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Again very fresh to start. Malty, grain. Apples and pears, vanilla, caramel and lemon. Summer herbs. Looks youthful.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Becomes slightly bitter and dry. The fruit and grain notes remain with the vanilla. Medium to long.

  5. Astrid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One sherry butt has a lot to say and that's a good thing, because it gives the admittedly visibly young malt the depth it needs to turn into a really tasty dram.
    • Nose
      90 90
      fruity-sweet with raisins and cooked strawberries, plum compote and a touch of prune, some oak with cinnamon and clove, waffles with a dollop of vanilla and caramel, fruity apple and pear compote, a thin layer of dark chocolate, liquid honey and a few straws, hints of chalk dust and Banana, cedar wood notes, pineapple, traces of yeast, blanched almonds
    • Taste
      89 89
      Blossom honey and straw, caramel, sherry and plum jam, clearly spicy with aromatic dark chocolate, dry oak with cinnamon and sandalwood, again apple and pear compote, lime, vanilla, malt, slightly peppery and mineral, tobacco, ginger and agave juice
    • Finish
      88 88
      not intense but long, cinnamon and spicy oak, slightly bitter and dry, apples, clear notes of plum jam and prune, malt, vanilla, clove and nutmeg, honey, banana and blanched almonds, pineapple, clover, pepper

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    again really good whisky from the Lowlands, unpretentious and tasty, very unique in its aroma. There is still a little sadness, because on the one hand I found this batch a little bit "boring" than the others that I tried, a little easier than hoped, it reveals its aromas too directly, there is too little dynamism to be found, yeah, Whining at a high level, but you can do that with the price. The 150 euro issue price is now very marginal in terms of the content in terms of taste.
    • Nose
      Sweet, malty, again this full flower meadow with lemon cake, with a little grapefruit and vanilla. Like all Daftmills that I've tried so far, this one has an unmistakable, very beautiful nose. I think this time it is a little sweeter and easier to access, could be due to the influence of one sherry barrel, which does not stand out directly.
    • Taste
      the 46% are just right, crunchy, slightly tart citrus notes on sweet butter croissant and a touch of oak.
    • Finish
      sweetish with nice citrus notes, grapefruit, a slightly minty freshness, a hint of bitterness, rather sweeter, because tart aftertaste and unfortunately quite short.

  7. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately for me weaker than last year's batch. While the nose can still come up with beautiful yellow-fruity and grassy aromas, the whisky is unfortunately dominated by woody and dry aromas in the mouth and finish
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. dominikbraun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh and fruity, creamy, yellow fruits, vanilla, caramel, crème brûlée, shortbread biscuits, cereals, milk chocolate, apples and citrus fruits. The alcohol is well integrated. The nose is exactly as you would expect from 3/4 bourbon and 1/4 sherry - very balanced and round.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Spicy and sparkling, then dry yellow fruits set in. Wood, citrus fruits, vanilla, honey and more spices alternate with each other. Mineral. Overall not as flattering as one would have expected from the aroma, but even slightly dirty.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long and dry with freshly ground spices and a pleasant honey sweetness.

  9. Suevia scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the very tasty 2007 winter batch release for Europe, this one falls far short. Young, metallic, grainy, out of round. I can't even begin to understand the high ratings with my taste.

  10. katarn_rb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Tropical but also dried fruits, some tobacco and stable aromas. Everything is rather subtle, closely interwoven and harmonious.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Stronger, spicier, tickles a bit, reminds me of "Cola-Kracher", lots of toffee and sherry
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet sherry notes

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