Daftmill 2006 Summer Batch Release Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Daftmill
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Oak barrels
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • herbs
  • fruit
  • cake
  • spicy
  • marmalade
  • lemon zest
  • marzipan
  • mint
  • oak

Daftmill

2006 Summer Batch Release Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 46%)

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This is the Single Malt story of the year that you’ve been waiting for.

Daftmill is a teeny-tiny distillery by today’s standards. It’s a throwback to the era of farmhouse distilleries of the 1800s. The total annual capacity is just 20,000 liters. To put that into perspective, Glenlivet produces that much in half a day. Daftmill is the passion project of co-founder Francis Cuthbert. His family were tenants of the land near Fife, Scotland, before purchasing it from the Walker family in 1984. In 2005 they were granted a license to distill on their land. And they were VERY patient — issuing their first release in 2018 of those first distilled Spirits.

Daftmill 2006 Summer Batch Release Scotch Whisky is just the second release from this boutique distillery in the Lowlands. This twelve year-old Single Malt was pulled from just seven first-fill ex-Bourbon casks yielding only 1689 bottles in total — bottled at a perfect 46% ABV. All of the barley used to make this Spirit was farmed by Francis Cuthbert himself. It just does not get any more wonderfully authentic than this. Each bottle is wonderful and eminently collectible. 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Daftmill
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Oak barrels
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Harvest Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is fragrant with notes of exotic herbs, stone fruits, warm sponge cake, and light baking spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate builds upon the aromas with the addition of marmalade, lemon zest, marzipan, menthol, and honey.

Finish
The finish is medium length and lightly dry with notes of oak and dried apricot.

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  • herbs
  • fruit
  • cake
  • spicy
  • marmalade
  • lemon zest
  • marzipan
  • mint
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
So for centuries this stream has been called "the daft burn" or "the crazy stream." This stream turned the waterwheel at the millhouse that was converted into the distillery, thus, Daftmill.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
So for centuries this stream has been called "the daft burn" or "the crazy stream." This stream turned the waterwheel at the millhouse that was converted into the distillery, thus, Daftmill.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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