Israeli Whisky represents a burgeoning and exciting chapter in the world of global whisky production. Embracing the unique terroir of Israel, these whiskies are often characterized by their innovative approach to distilling and aging, influenced by the country's diverse climate zones. From the coastal plains to the mountainous regions, the varied environment imparts distinct qualities to the whisky, often resulting in bold and innovative flavors. Israeli distillers, while relatively new to the scene, are rapidly gaining recognition for their creativity and commitment to quality, producing whiskies that reflect both local tradition and a daring spirit of exploration.
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This innovative whisky from Milk & Honey Distillery represents a groundbreaking approach by being the world's first whisky to be matured in Kosher sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. It begins with robust aromas characterized by red fruits, sweet malt, hints of marshmallows, and a touch of tobacco, creating an enticing olfactory experience. On the palate, you'll discover a harmonious blend of dark chocolate, dried fruits, subtle tobacco notes, and gentle oak spice, resulting in a complex and flavorful profile. The whisky's finish is a lingering symphony of these delightful elements. Tasting Note by Milk & Honey: Nose: Orange peel, ginger stem, and a portion of ripe fruit.Palate: Mildly honeyed, with more raisins and sultans. Later on, coffee notes with hints of cherry juice and chocolate emerge.Finish: Cinnamon, cedar, and dark chocolate mousse.
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This Israeli single malt from the Milk & Honey distillery in Tel Aviv is a unique and intriguing expression. Distilled in 2018, it underwent a distinctive maturation process. Initially aged in ex-bourbon casks, it was then finished for six months in ex-pomegranate wine casks, resulting in a one-of-a-kind flavor profile. Upon nosing, you'll discover inviting aromas of ripe pomegranate, vanilla, roasted coffee, and butterscotch. The palate offers a complex array of flavors, including dried figs, garden herbs, white pepper, toasted oak, and sourdough toast. This whisky, bottled in February 2022 as part of the Apex series, showcases the creativity and innovation of the Milk & Honey distillery. Tasting Note by M&H Distillery:Nose: Ripe pomegranate, followed by a swirl of rich vanilla, roasted coffee and butterscotch. Strong earthiness, accompanied by notes of orris root, spearmint and freshly baked sour apple.Palate: Juicy, with crushed pomegranate grains, dried figs and a bouquet of spicy-sour herbs.Finish: Long and dry, with a hint of toasted oak, followed by sourdough pretzels with a side of red fruits.
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This Israeli single malt from the Milk & Honey distillery is a truly unique creation. Distilled in Tel Aviv and aged at the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea, which sits at an astounding 423 meters below sea level, this whisky has undergone a remarkable maturation process. Exposed to extreme temperatures, sometimes reaching as high as 50°C, the whisky has matured at an accelerated rate, resulting in a distinctive flavor profile. Aromas of French vanilla, mocha, cigar box, spearmint, and oak greet the nose, while the palate offers a rich tapestry of flavors, including black tea leaves, warm spices, cinnamon, coriander seeds, dark cocoa, and white pepper. The finish lingers with hints of garden herbs and sea salt, creating a truly memorable whisky experience. Tasting Note by Milk & Honey: Nose: Milky coffee, tobacco, and cinnamon sticks with a hint of wood.Palate: Toffee and toasted sugar dominate the palate, supported by cassia, liquorice, aromatic black tea, and chocolate.Finish: A light saltiness emerges.
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This Israeli single malt from the Elements series by Milk & Honey Distillery offers a unique flavor profile that results from its maturation in red wine casks sourced from Israel's most prestigious wineries. The whisky entices the senses with aromas of dried fruits, ginger, oak, and floral coconut, creating an inviting bouquet. On the palate, you'll encounter a delightful blend of redcurrants, plums, vanilla, oak, and gentle summer blossoms, delivering a fruity and floral experience that showcases the influence of the red wine casks. This expression is a testament to the distillery's commitment to innovation and quality, combining the best of Israel's wine and whisky traditions. Tasting Note by Milk & Honey: Nose: Strawberry, dry barley, waxy orange peel, and crunchy brown sugar are all detectable on the nose.Palate: Very faintly flowery, with citrus bloom and red currant before raisins and cinnamon sticks pile up on the side.Finish: Poached pear, oak, and plum.
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This Israeli whisky hails from the Elements series by Milk & Honey Distillery. It boasts a unique maturation process in which it spends time in ex-peated whisky casks from Islay, along with ex-bourbon casks. The result is a whisky with fresh and enticing aromas of lemon, vanilla, oak, and a subtle wisp of smoke that captivate the senses. On the palate, you'll discover a harmonious blend of ginger, lemon, vanilla, and savory peat, creating a flavor profile that leaves a lasting impression in the finish. This expression showcases the distillery's innovative approach to crafting distinctive and memorable whiskies. Tasting Note by Milk & Honey: Nose: Lots of vanilla and honey on the nose, yet underneath, a dry smoke backbone smoulders.Palate: There are citrus notes along with more sweet vanilla flavours and a whiff of smoke.Finish: Only a faint lingering aroma of toasty spices, including cardamom, ginger, and black pepper, can be detected.
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The robust and spicy single malt from the Israeli distillery Milk & Honey is a testament to their craftsmanship. This whisky has been matured using a combination of bourbon casks, virgin oak casks, and shaved, toasted, and recharred casks, resulting in a complex and flavorful profile. On the nose, it reveals inviting aromas of red apples, peach, nectarine, complemented by oak spice, beeswax, and honey. The palate offers a rich tapestry of flavors, including nutmeg, oak, cloves, honeyed orange peel, and apple, with a satisfying and lingering finish. This expression showcases the distillery's commitment to producing distinctive and memorable whiskies. Tasting Note by Milk & Honey: Nose: Waxy honey, flowery oak, well-baked flapjack, dried fruit, and ripe peaches.Palate: Lemon curd and sweet porridge are followed by the sweetness of vanilla and honey, with a touch of bitter chocolate providing balance.Finish: Peppery oak remains, coupled with barrel char, more honey, and a balance of bitter black chocolate.