Daftmill’s much-anticipated Single Cask 2009 whisky has now been released, with fewer than 300 bottles of this expression available.
Aged in an ex-Pedro Ximénez hogshead, the whisky is wonderfully complex. After a few moments in the glass it explodes into a spectrum of flavour from fresh brewed coffee and prune cake to peaches and walnuts. It’s beautifully well balanced and offers plenty of distillery character, too. The palate is reminiscent of rich dried fruit, dark chocolate and Dundee cake. Our spirits expert Jonny McMillan rates this as a “superlative sherried Daftmill”.
Due to its extremely limited nature, bottles are available to purchase via a ballot system, priced at £155 and are limited to one per successful ballot entry.
Operating as a true farm distillery since 2005, Daftmill is owned and run by the Cuthbert family. The distillery only operates during the quieter seasons at the farm – mid-summer and winter – meaning that production can sometimes be as limited as 100 casks per year.
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