Daftmill is a farm distillery. Owned and operated by the Cuthbert family, it only runs in the farm’s quiet periods; mid-summer and winter, sometimes producing as few as 100 casks per year. When not distilling, Francis Cuthbert looks after the estate, growing the malting barley used to make this Lowland whisky.
The barley variety Optic was grown in the South fields and harvested in the last week of August 2006. It was then stored on the farm to be malted in Alloa during the summer of 2007.
Aromas of freshly baked sponge, cardamom and peach skin lead on to a floral note reminiscent of a gorse flower. The palate is vibrant with fresh vanilla, fruit, toasted almond, and a juicy tangerine edge on the back palate, building to a spicy finish with just a touch of mashed banana.