Daftmill is a small distillery. Daftmill is a farm. Daftmill started making whisky way back in 2005. Daftmill use all their own barely, from their own farm and the draff is fed to their own cattle.
The distillation regime is spilt between the busy seasons of the farm, 3 months each, one at the end of the spring and one in the winter.
I happened to happen upon Francis Cuthbert (the guy with the name on the label, as he quite rightly pointed out to me) and it was nice chatting for a few minutes. Very passionate guy and, clearly, a very patient one. Something very valuable when it comes to whisky…
Now, I’d heard some very good things about these and I’d been dying to try some of the whisky for ages… So I’d been looking forward to this.
Daftmill 2006 Summer Release 46%
Colour: Light Gold
Nose: Funky and different. Pleasant plastic, some fresh fruit, weird but more Christmas spice as it opens up, cinnamon.
Taste: Slightly weird, plastic then some spice, cinnamon, burnt gummy bears?
Finish: Long length. Quite astringent, cinnamon, a little harsh, more plastic.
An odd one. Is it bad whisky? No, I don’t think so. It just isn’t for me. Some people clearly like it a lot but I think I built this up too much in my mind, finding myself disappointed.
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