Daftmill is a farm distillery. Owned and operated by the Cuthbert family, it only runs in the farm’s quiet periods; midsummer and winter, sometimes producing as few as 100 casks per year. When not distilling, Francis Cuthbert looks after the estate, growing the malting barley used to make this Lowland whisky.
The barley variety Optic was grown in our south fields and harvested in the last week of August 2006. It was then stored on the farm to be malted in Alloa in the Summer of 2007
This first fill Oloroso butt was my personal favourite. It was distilled in our Summer season being filled on the 8th July 2009 and has been bottled exclusively for the United Kingdom
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Rounded red berry and milk chocolate notes, with a hints of maple syrup, spicy caraway and walnuts developing.
Palate: Ginger, toasted cinnamon and black pepper, tempered by sherried peels and honeyed cereal.
Finish: Final hints of good quality dark chocolate and rum-soaked raisin.