Daftmill Summer Release 2006
The 2nd release from the anticipated Daftmill whisky. A family run farm, producing malted barley for generations converted into a single malt distillery, gaining their licence in 2005, producing only 100 casks a year.
The summer release was distilled and filled in the summer of 2006 matured in ex- Bourbon barrels from Heaven Hill in Kentucky.
Distilled and filled
- Region: Lowland
- Distillery: Daftmill
- Age/Name: 12 Year Summer Batch Release
- Size: 70cl
- Strength: 46% ABV
- Bottled By: Distiller
- Chill-Filtered: No
The nose opens with freshly baked Victoria sponge, curry leaves and cinder toffee, with tinned peaches and warm gorse flower developing with time in the glass. These notes continue onto the palate, but are joined by lemon zest, molten honey on toast, marmalade and vanilla pods, with wood polish and marzipan appearing on the back palate. On the finish, waves of honey and spicy oak linger, with fruit-salad chews appearing after a minute or so. This is an excellent dram for a warm summer’s day.