A line from Dundee to Dumbarton dictates the Northern extent of the Lowland region, which extends south to the Scottish/English border. The region has eight producing single malt distilleries and about the same number of extinct ones. Traditionally, the Lowland dram is a lighter style, focusing on citrus, 'grassy' and clean oaky notes.
Once home to a large number of distilleries in the early period of Scotch whisky, and while its numbers dwindled to just a handful in more recent times, there has been a resurgance of production in the area with newcomers Kingsbarns, Daftmill and Annandale, all of which will release mature whiskies in the coming years.
Lowland Region — Daftmill
Daftmill 'Inaugural Release' 2005 55.8%
Founded in 2005 by brothers Francis and Ian Cuthbert in Fife, the Daftmill distillery has remained one of Scotland's most elusive whiskies, with no releases or bottlings taking place until this very special inaugural release this year. Distilled in 2005 from barley grown at the Daftmill farm, the spirit was filled into a small number of first-fi...
Daftmill 'Summer Batch' 2006 46%
The second release from Daftmill distillery, this is a small batch limited edition distilled in the Summer of 2006. Again, this release is typical of the lowland style, aromas of freshly baked Victoria sponge cake, curry leaves and cinder toffee, with tinned peaches and warm gorse flower developing. The notes continue on to the palate but are jo...
Daftmill 'Winter Batch Release 2006' 46%
Distilled at the Daftmill distillery in the winter of 2006, this new release is only the third ever from the Cuthbert brothers. Situated in the heart of Fife, Daftmill operates sporadically throughout the year making their expressions available in very limited supply. Tasting notes from Francis describe an old, classic Lowland style - delicate a...