Daftmill is named after the farm on which it's located, and the daft comes from local topography - the burn that runs through the site appears to run uphill (similar to the more famous Electric Brae on the Ayrshire coast), so the burn was called the Daft Burn by locals.
Website describes the history of the distillery and has a number of pictures of it now and during construction.
Daftmill Distillery is not open to the public. It's a small, working “farm” distillery which doesn't have a visitor centre or any suitable facilities. They may be able to offer a guided tour, by appointment.
Distillery built on family owned farm, which grows the barley for the distillery. The farm buildings date back to the late 17th century
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Daftmill Distillery is near Ladybank. Nearest stations - Ladybank (LDY) (Live Train Times); Springfield (SPF) (Live Train Times) Both stations are roughly 3 miles from Daftmill, but Ladybank has a much better service.
Road to distillery is off the A91 near Bow of Fife. No access from South through Pitlair House.
No whisky released yet, but from the samples I've had, especially from the bourbon casks, it's going to be good.
On 11 December 2017, Berry Brothers & Rudd announced a distribution deal with Daftmill, who said they "look forward to releasing the first single malt to the market place in the very near future". Francis Cuthbert susequently told scotchwhisky.com "Current plans involve an inaugural release of a single malt marrying two ‘complementary’ casks distilled in 2005, plus four annual single cask bottlings and two 12-year-old whiskies at 46% abv – one summer distillation and one winter distillation."
Nearest bike shops and services:
Keith Davies 99a Bonnygate, Cupar 01334 652596
Bill Ramsay Bike Repairs 52 Main Street, Dairsie 01334 870890
2 Wheel Care Cupar Road, Pitscottie 01334 828436/07955 979355
Leslie Bike Shop Blackwood Way, Glenrothes 01592 770600
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Daftmill Distillery are available on Flickr.