Daftmill 2008 Single Cask The Whisky Bars of Scotland (55.5%, OB, Bourbon Cask 068/2008, 160 bottles, 2019)
- ABV: 55.5%
- Age: 11 Years Old
- Bottling: OB
- Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £n/a
- Origin: Daftmill distillery
- Vintage: 2008
What they say
- TITLE Daftmill 2008 Single Cask (Whisky Bars of Scotland)
- BOTTLED 2019
- AGE 11 Years Old
- CASK TYPE Bourbon
- CASK NUMBER(S) 068/2008
- STRENGTH 55.5% Vol.
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.
What I say
Dram #5 from EWB’s Movember tasting was this 11 year old, 2008 vintage single bourbon cask Daftmill expression exclusively bottled for The Whisky Bars of Scotland.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Full amber gold (10/20)
- Nose: Buttery with strong cereal notes, grassy hay, malted barley, golden syrup flapjacks, vanilla danish pastries, hints of apple and pear fruits.
- Taste: Thick and oily on the palate, buttery, oily, some cereal barley, sweet light honey, creamed coconut and light fruit notes but what struck me was a strong sense of hydrolysed glycerides/diacylgycerol – a sort of over-buttery flavour usually present from poor distillation which made this a little challenging for me, palate-coating.
- Finish: Medium-short, more butter and some soft cereal, vanilla and fruit.
Well-received by other tasters, almost a complete opposite to the last dram (Imperial). Unfortunately for me this didn’t taste right and had me thinking of early Kininvie releases. Something in this suggested poor distillation or perhaps over-oxidation? Very buttery.
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