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DAFTMILL DISTILLERY
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Cuthbert brothers who own the site have long grown malting barley. These days a small percentage of the crop (around 100 tons) is diverted for their own use. The process water comes from their own artesian well, and the draff produced after mashing is then fed to their prize beef herd.
Only 20,000 litres is produced during two, three month seasons, one starting after the end of the busy Spring period on the farm and stopping before harvest, the other during the fallow winter period between November and February.

These sixth-generation farmers reckon that they are only the third family to have farmed Daftmill in 1,000 years of existence, but it was only in 2003 that the idea of whisky making began to form in the minds of Francis Cuthbert and his brother Ian. They converted three of their buildings into a distillery in 2003 and were granted their licence two years later, making it the first member of the now burgeoning small-scale distilling movement in Scotland.
None of the maturing stock has yet been released, though samples from casks show that it is mature, balanced with a gentle herbal note, and very much ready for sale.


DAFTMILL FACTS
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
72-100hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
1
HEAT SOURCE i
Indirect steam heating
MALT SUPPLIER i
Crisp Malt of Alloa malts own barley
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
75.5%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
1,600
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
2,000
STILLS i
2
WAREHOUSING i
Dunnage on site
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
2,700
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
3,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
7,500
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
2
WATER SOURCE i
Artisan well
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Dried
OWNER
CURRENT OWNER
Francis and Ian Cuthbert
2003 - present
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