Daftmill Distillery

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Pronunciation daf’mill
Translation named after Daftmill Farmhouse which is named after the Daft Burn nearby
Region Lowlands
Distiller Angle Park Ltd.
Owner Francis Cuthbert
Address by Cupar
KY15 5RF
Telephone +44 (0)1337 - 83 03 03
Grid Reference
Website www.daftmill.com
E-mail info@daftmill.com
Open to public Not open to public. However if you want to visit, please contact the distillery, maybe you’re luckySource : website 2007

Autumn 2003
Permission was granted to the brothers Francis and Ian Cuthbert to convert the old mill buildings at Daftmill Farmhouse, which date back to Napoleonic times, into a distillery

"We tried to ensure that the project was an entirely local affair and were keen to see that all the work was carried out, where possible, by people living close by to the farm. Apart from the copper stills, which were made in Rothes, we ensured all the work has been carried out by people within a five mile radius of the farm."
License was granted
First distillation of spirit

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
artesian well on site
  Annual Output 14,000 litres (2006)
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
all production will be for single malt
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type Barley is grown on the farm and malted without peat at commercial maltsters
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun 1 semi-lauter with copper dome
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 3 made of stainless steel; 2 in use, 1 for storage. In case of capacity problems
  Washback Charge
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 1
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm slightly ascending
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm slightly ascending
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks bourbon from Heaven Hill Distillery, Kentucky, TN, USA (first fill or refill), maybe sometimes sherry
  Vatting and Bottling Location

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