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Daftmill 2008

Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB181940
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Winter Batch Release
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2020
Casktype
first fill ex-bourbon barrels
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060664610231
Added on
21 Apr 2021 10:33 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 209.11

36 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

492 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Daftmill 2008

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    just opened this so fresh out the bottle.
    I like it
    • Nose
      89 89
      Indeed to say that I am sat outside in the garden so nosing is not under the usual conditions and my aromatherapy senses might be a bit off, that is my excuse anyway :)
      Massive cereal note hits you first then lemon rind & pith.sour dough bread, breadsticks, but then the lemon again but with an almost chemical side to it?
      Mango appears next, and if other said ,Del Monte fruit cocktail full of pear, apple peach, mango that sums things up nicely, this is really expressive.
    • Taste
      88 88
      This has a syrupy sweetness about it on initial tasting and my first impression is a good one
      This is really vibrant and also has heat in your throat.
      Lemon sherbet sweets, puff pastry but the balance is not there, still a little raw for me, so will add a little water.
      The sweetness reminds me of the coating on sugared almonds.
      With water I think it is better, the hot alcohol harshness goes, pretty much everything else is the same but the fruit develops more on exotic summer fruits in syrup.
      The palate is really fresh which gives the liquid and extra edge.
      After 10 minutes with a little water, a spice note appears, almost peppery.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The jury is out here, there is a pleasant warmth to it but the fruit cocktail flavours have vanished, with water added.
      I will try it neat again and with water.
      ok so my first impression was wrong, the finish has an almost medicinal quality to it, no rough edges, very nice.

  2. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very full and sweet bourbon profile with a lot of aromatic intensity. Balanced and wonderfully round. I really like this intense and pure bourbon profile. More than easy to drink, because that would do him an injustice.
    In the tasting it is also very full and even a bit more complex with a slight bitter note, which makes it more interesting.
    The finish is good too.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
      88,5
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. whiskybro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Daftmill 2008 Winter Batch Release is a winner.
    • Nose
      Light and fragrant with touches of honey, lemon curd, some pineapple and a few floral notes as well. Followed by sweet pastries and freshly cut grass. Delicate and elegant.
    • Taste
      A lovely creamy mouthfeel with notes of vanilla, but also chalky with touches of green bananas and processed sugar. A hint of white pepper and pickled ginger too.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, lemon pith and meringues. Medium to long.

  5. kofima scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  6. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla custard and a floral note at first. A hint of pineapple. Green apples, but also green bananas. Freshly cut grass. Coconut in the back. Lemon peels and oranges. And the smell of a lovely freshly baked butter cake. Later also apricots.
    • Taste
      Vanilla again and caramel fudge. Marzipan. Green bananas. Green apples and sweet ripe pears. A very light hint of pink grapefruit. Lemon drizzle cake and almonds. It’s slightly peppery towards the end.
    • Finish
      Long with vanilla, green apples, a hint of pink grapefruit and a waxy note.

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice, fresh whisky but a little bit overrated imo… Flipper-alert? :-)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. dapoinbua scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. wataya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    i love the profile :).
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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