Daftmill - Lowland - Lowland- 2007
Daftmill Distillery is situated near Cupar in Fife, making it one of nine active
Lowland distilleries. The distillery was commissioned in 2005, though only began
production in earnest in 2006. The business is owned by Francis and Ian Cuthbert
whose family has farmed the land since the 1980s. Despite having a full stock
Nose – A fruity nose suggests fresh apple pie with lashings of cinnamon, madeira
cake and marzipan develop with time along with perhaps a fruiter melon note.
Palate – The palate follows this character with building hints of spice and white
pepper on the mid palate. With a little time in the glass the spirit dances between
stewed fruit and yet more baking spice.
Finish – A pleasingly long finish finds an unexpected earthy note mingling with
waves of vanilla and some sweeter fruits.
portfolio the business only began releasing their whisky at 12 years old in 2018.
Daftmill is a true farm distillery with a unique production schedule. All the barley
used for production is farmed by Francis Cuthbert on the estate. The whisky is all
distilled by Francis in the farm off-season; two months in summer and two month
in winter – this is a very traditional way of running a distillery that hasn’t been seen
in Scotland since the 1800s. Daftmill is also one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries
by output, distilling only 20,000 LPA or about 100 casks per year.
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