Daftmill 11 Years old 2009 French Connections
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Founded by Francis and Ian Cuthbert in 2005, the Daftmill distillery is located in the north-east Lowlands of Scotland. Equipped with a 3,000 litre wash still and a 2,000 litre spirit still, it produces the equivalent of roughly 100 casks per year. It was in May 2018 that the first bottles of a 12-year-old Daftmill were first released. Bottled at cask strength, this sherry-cask bottling has kept all the energy from the peak of its youth. Very ‘Lowland’, its palette of flavours and aromas is delicately herbaceous, intensely fruity and subtly floral. From its sherry-cask maturation, it has been nourished by other more exotic or drier fruits, and has taken on chocolate tones that bring lots of flesh and depth.
Profile: the complex first nose wavers between youthful expression (juniper berry) and maturity (fig, date, apricot). Allowed to breathe, beeswax highlights the quality of an also liquorice wood. Gradually, it becomes particularly exotic (passion fruit, kiwi). The lively attack is spicy (clove) and herbaceous (tobacco). The original mid-palate reveals flavours of stuffed courgette. The silky finish is heady (rose), honeyed (acacida) and tertiary (mushroom). Red fruits (raspberry, red currant) bring energy to a delicately woody after-taste. The retro-nasal olfaction is aromatic (bay leaf) and the empty glass slightly medicinal.
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