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Daftmill Grasp of Malt Single Cask is right here!


The all the time in-demand Daftmill lands at our door, and our door solely! That is an unique only for us, which we’re releasing via a lottery, charity public sale, and 30ml dram sale to ensure as a lot of you get your fingers on it as attainable.

There are few distilleries as intriguing as Daftmill. The family-owned distillery within the Kingdom of Fife is operated seasonally, making whisky since 2005 within the farm’s quiet durations of mid-summer and winter. It may produce as little as 100 casks per 12 months. When not distilling, Francis Cuthbert could be discovered on the property, rising the malted barley used to make this cult Lowland whisky. 

The primary whisky was launched in 2018 to very large demand and each launch since has equally flown off the cabinets. There’s actually no distillery akin to Daftmill, with its farm-first method which means it waited so lengthy earlier than launching, heightening the desperation for individuals to purchase extremely uncommon and restricted bottles and see if it’s well worth the fuss. Regardless of the plaudits and want for extra, Daftmill has caught to its weapons and solely releases extra when it deems the product is worthy, just like the Frank Ocean of whisky. That’s why we’re extremely excited to showcase its spirit, notably once we get a cask all to ourselves.

Earlier than we present you tips on how to get your fingers on Daftmill Grasp of Malt Single Cask, let’s break down precisely what you’re getting. This single cask was made with a barley selection referred to as Optic, which Daftmill tells us was grown within the south area in August 2006 earlier than being saved on the farm to be malted within the city of Alloa through the summer time of 2007. It was distilled within the winter of 2007 and crammed into an ex-bourbon barrel on 28 April 2008. It was bottled in 2021 at 56.6% ABV, after we chosen the cask we appreciated finest, with one third being crammed into our signature drams with a purpose to let as many individuals as attainable style this whisky. Right here’s what we considered it.

Daftmill Grasp of Malt Single Cask Tasting Notice

Nostril: Ripe Granny Smith Apples, salted porridge, and fizzy lemon sherbets, adopted by perfumed floral aromas in addition to vanilla, nectarines, seedless raisins, some flinty minerality, and lightweight parcels of puff pastry dusted with icing sugar.

Palate: Viscous and barely oily with some extra minerality and that mix of creamy vanilla and vibrant fruit. Pink grapes, coconut shavings, pineapple, and a few bittersweet pink grapefruit principally, in addition to white chocolate, milk bottle sweets, and a touch of peppery spice. 

End: Candy and layered, with floral honey, cooked apple, and somewhat oak spice.

Daftmill exclusive

Lottery, dram sale, and bottle charity public sale

We have been fortunate sufficient to separate the entire cask, which produced 198 bottles, evenly between lottery/charity public sale/drams. 

Bottle Lottery (likelihood to purchase at RRP)
Mon 5 Sep 10:00 – Tue 6 Sep 23:59

In case you’re profitable within the draw, you’ll get the possibility to buy one among simply 66 lottery bottles of Daftmill Grasp of Malt Single Cask on the RRP of £150. Please observe: we’ll be writing the winner’s identify and order quantity on the again of those bottles.

Bottle Charity Silent Public sale
Wed 7 Sep 10:00 – Mon 12 Sep 09:00

Place your bid for a bottle, and we’ll take the 66 highest, with every part over RRP [net of any applicable VAT] going to our chosen charity: Malaria No Extra UK*.

Dram sale
Mon 12 Sep 10:00

A complete of 1,515x 30ml drams will then be made obtainable for common sale following the closure of the public sale (most of two per buyer) in order that as many individuals as attainable who missed out on a bottle nonetheless get to style this whisky!

* Regardless of progress combating the illness, a toddler nonetheless dies from malaria each minute. Malaria No Extra UK campaigns to unlock important funds and leverage authorities coverage to assist finish this preventable and treatable illness.



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