on a leading Scottish auction site
August 11, 2017 – August 21, 2017
A one in a life time chance to take part in the history of Israel single malt whisky and the milk and honey
Israel’s first single malt whisky is the first whisky to be produced and bottled in Israel after being aged for three years in barrels. It therefore falls under the definition of whisky in Scotland and most countries around the globe.
This exclusive edition of 391 numbered bottles of the Israel’s first single malt whisky is
non-filtered single cask whisky, bottled at 46% abv. Each bottle of whisky comes in a special box, hand numbered and includes a personal parchment scroll.
This exclusive edition was distributed around Israel and almost sold out already.
The whisky is released under the Milk & Honey’s Experimental Series, scheduled for world-wide distribution in 2019.
The barrel was distilled in January 2014 by head distiller Tomer Goren, together with internationally renowned master distiller, the late Dr. Jim Swan, as part of his role as consultant to the distillery at the time.
Dr. Swan, who passed away at the beginning of February 2017, never got to taste his first Israeli masterpiece. Dr. Swan was considered an international expert on production of whisky in warm climates and served as a consultant to leading distilleries around the world, including the Taiwanese brand, Kavalan.
The liquid was aged for 30 months in a new, 225-liter American oak cask and then for another seven months in an ex-bourbon barrel. Israel’s first whisky is, of course, kosher and in terms of its flavor, it is mature and complex for its young age. The first whisky to be produced in Israel is characterized by hints of malted barley, with soft notes of orange along with a delicate woodsy taste, cinnamon, lemon and marzipan. Flavor – light bodied, lemon and orange zest followed by the gentle spiciness of black pepper. An outstanding balance between gentle fruitiness and spiciness. Finish – long and slightly spicy, with lingering chocolate notes and delicate maltiness.