Daftmill 2008, winter batch release (2020)

Daftmill 2008

This Daftmill 2008, is the second winter batch release I bought. I liked the previous edition so much that I thought it was definitely worth buying another one. And of course, it’s always nice to compare the two.

Compared to the previous batches, not much has changed in the concept. There are still two regular releases a year, the summer and winter batches. These editions do not refer to the period in which they are released, but to the seasons in which the single malt was distilled. And so this Daftmill has also matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels before being bottled at 46% ABV.

Daftmill 2008 tasting notes:

Nose: Vanilla custard and a floral note at first. A hint of pineapple. Green apples, but also green bananas. Freshly cut grass. Coconut in the back. Lemon peels and oranges. And the smell of a lovely freshly baked butter cake. Later also apricots.

Taste: Vanilla again and caramel fudge. Marzipan. Green bananas. Green apples and sweet ripe pears. A very light hint of pink grapefruit. Lemon drizzle cake and almonds. It’s slightly peppery towards the end.

Finish: long with vanilla, green apples, a hint of pink grapefruit and a waxy note.

Really good again. Quite a few typical Lowlands flavours. Just a little less than the previous Winter Batch in my opinion, because it had a slightly thicker mouthfeel. For the rest, the flavours are reasonably in line.

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