Hotaling & Co.

Hotaling & Co.

Daftmill Distillery

Fife, Scotland

Lowland Single Malt Scoth Whiskey

Daftmill Distillery is situated near Cupar in Fife, making it one of nine active Lowland distilleries. The distillery was commissioned in 2005, though only began production in earnest in 2006. The business is owned by Francis and Ian Cuthbert whose family has farmed the land since the 1980s. Despite having a full stock portfolio the business only began releasing their whisky at 12 years old in 2018.

Daftmill is a true farm distillery with a unique production schedule. All the barley used for production is farmed by Francis Cuthbert on the estate. The whisky is all distilled by Francis in the farm off-season; two months in summer and two month in winter – this is a very traditional way of running a distillery that hasn’t been seen in Scotland since the 1800s. Daftmill is also one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries by output, distilling only 20,000 LPA or about 100 casks per year.


Daftmill 2006 Summer Batch Release
Daftmill 2006 Summer Batch Release

USA Exclusive Export Only Release - Limited to 1,680 bottles.

Only True Scottish Farm Distillery – All the barley used for production is farmed by Francis Cuthbert on the estate.

Highly Collectable – previous releases have doubled in value in less than a year when sold in the in the UK auction market.

46% ABV

Tasting Notes:
  • Nose: Freshly baked cake, curry leaves and cinder toffee, with hints of tinned peaches and warm gorse flower
  • Palate: Lemon zest, molten honey on toast, marmalade and vanilla pods, with wood polish and marzipan
  • Finish: Waves of honey and spicy oak linger, with fruit-salad chews appearing after a minute or so. This is an excellent dram for a warm summer’s day.
  • "This Summer Edition is well priced and representative of the style Francis was seeking to emulate. A beautifully balanced whisky, with crowd-pleasing aromas and flavours. Bravo!" - Jason, Malt