This limited edition of Daftmill 2009 is made from the barley variety Optic which was cultivated in the fields of the farm and harvested the last week of August 2006. The barley is then stored on the farm before being malted in Alloa in the summer of 2007. The first fill Oloroso Sherry butt and three ex-Bourbon barrels were chosen by Wine and Spirit Merchants Berry Bros & Rudd. It was distilled and filled in the first two weeks of August 2009, then bottled in 2020. 1,785 bottles were produced.
The nose is initially quite shy, and this dram benefits from a little breathing time in the glass, those with patience are rewarded with a harmoniously balance of fresh tropical fruit reminiscent of mango and cola cubes with thicker aromas of dried figs and cigar boxes.
The palate is wonderfully spicy giving notes of clotty dumpling and lemon zest developing into something smoother with toffee notes and Fraser burgh butteries. The finish is exceptional with the ex-sherry casks really shining through and waves of fresh fiery gingerbread lingering.