Berry Bros opens Daftmill ballot

Wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has opened a ballot for the 2009 Daftmill Summer Release, a vatting of Bourbon and Sherry casks marking a first for the Lowland distillery. The ballot opened on Tuesday and will run until 6pm on 19 January. Only 600 bottles of the single cask expression will be available to purchase. Jonny McMillan, Berry Bros & Rudd assistant spirits reserve manager, said: “The first vatting of Bourbon and…

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Daftmill auction raises £35k for Scottish whisky bars

Whisky Auctioneer has raised more than £35,000 (US$42,800) through the sale of seven bottles of Daftmill single malt Scotch whisky to support independent whisky bars across Scotland. The online auction house sold seven bottles of Daftmill 2008 Single Bourbon Cask #68 and a tour of the Lowland distillery in an online sale on 16 May. The auction, which was the first time bottles of the Daftmill release had been available to purchase, saw bidders from…

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Daftmill offers whisky fans 2008 vintage by the dram

Lowland distillery Daftmill is side-stepping ‘bottle flippers’ by offering its 2008 vintage single cask expression by the dram in select Scottish bars. Berry Bros & Rudd and Daftmill have teamed up to sell Daftmill Single Cask 2008 #68 in 25ml measures for the price of £10 (US$13). Bottles will not be available to buy. Described as a first for the industry, the expression will only be available to buy at venues operated by Scottish chain…

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