Daftmill is a farm distillery. Owned and operated by the Cuthbert family, it only runs in the farm’s quiet periods; mid-summer and winter, sometimes producing as few as 100 casks per year. When not distilling, Francis Cuthbert looks after the estate, growing the malting barley used to make this Lowland whisky. The barley variety Optic was grown in the South fields and harvested in the last week of August 2006. It was then stored on the farm to be malted in Alloa during the summer of 2007. This seven first fill ex bourbon barrels that make up this bottling, casks 047/2007, 048/2007, 049/2007, 050/2007, 051/2007, 052/2007 and 053/2007 were distilled and filled by Hogmanay, the 31st of December 2007.