The Milk & Honey Distillery, Israel's first whisky distillery, is proud to launch Israel's First Single Malt Whisky. Made in Israel from start to finish, this is the first release of a single malt spirit that was matured for 3 years and hence complies with the definition of whisky in Scotland and many other parts of the world.
This exclusive edition of 391 numbered bottles is released under the Milk & Honey's Experimental Series, a harbinger of world-class whisky, scheduled for world-wide distribution in 2019. Israel's First Single Malt Whisky is a refreshing non-filtered single cask whisky, bottled at 46% abv. The whisky is mature and complex for its young age, thanks to Israel's hot climate conditions.
Israel's First Single Malt Whisky was Aged in new 225 liter American oak cask, and after two and a half years spent additional 7 months in ex-bourbon barrel .
Israel's First Single Malt Whisky is the creation of Tomer Goren, Milk & Honey's Head Distiller, and the late Dr. Jim Swan, Milk & Honey's first master distiller and consultant, who has long been held as the world's leading expert on hot climate whisky and that passed away on February 2017.
Light maltiness with a gentle touch of orange, combined with notes of oak, cinnamon lemon and marzipan.
Light bodied, a hint of citrus and orange peel followed by soft notes of black pepper spiciness. A fine balance between gentle fruitiness and spiciness.
Long and slightly spicy, with lingering chocolate notes and delicate maltiness.
An outstanding whisky begins with an outstanding New Make.
New Make is the clear spirit flowing from our pot still, that after a few years of barrel aging becomes whisky. While the wood and the aging process are responsible for most of the final product characteristics, the New Make is the basis of every whisky - it allows us to taste and feel the beginning of a great single malt whisky and its malt and yeast flavors.
Our Single Malt New Make is double-distilled 100% malted barley and bottled at 50% abv./100 proof.
This is a delicate, smooth spirit, which is still complex and flavorful, despite its young age.
Malty sweetness, red fruit and marshmallow, with hints of clean air after the rain.
Medium body, malty sweetness and grassy green followed by delicate bitterness.
Medium length. Delicate bitter mouthfeel on the tongue, followed by malty sweetness that is expressed after swallowing, with hints of chocolate.
Enjoy The Milk & Honey New Make with a little water, that further releases its flavors and complexity. Our New Make is a superb cocktail ingredient too; go to our cocktail page and try recipes developed specifically for it.
Our gin starts the same as our single malt series – 100% pure malted barley that’s mashed in-house and distilled in our pot still. Then we add a heap of Juniper and botanicals, hand-sourced from Levinsky market: cinnamon, chamomile, black pepper, lemon peel, verbena, coriander and hyssop. We then let the botanicals rest in the still for 24 hours and then distill it for the third time in our Gin-Genie 250L pot still, for extra smoothness. 46% abv./92 proof.
Delicate notes of juniper berries, lemon and hyssop.
Delicate botanical tastes, with juniper and lemon being the dominant notes.
Medium-bodied, a little oily. Long, lemony finish.
Levantine Gin is a fantastic base for a classic martini or G&T, and any cocktail that calls for a flavorful, higher-proof, no-nonsense juniper-based spirit.
THE CASK SERIES
The Cask Series gives you the opportunity to be a part of our journey towards creating the first Israeli single malt whisky.
Each of the editions in our Cask Series is a young single malt spirit that has been aged for a short period of time – from several months and, in the future, up to three years, meaning it is not yet whisky. The editions in the Cask Series are the link between our New Make and our single malt whisky that is currently maturing and will first be bottled in 2019.
The series includes limited, numbered editions. This is your opportunity to join us on our journey and be part of our spirit’s aging process.
An edition of 674 bottles of young single malt aged for 16 months in two different casks: X-Bourbon and new American oak, 2nd. fill.
This is the first version in the Cask Series that is actually a blend of two different casks and illustrates the Importance of blending, which ensures that each of the barrels contributes its advantages and also allows it to integrate with the other flavors, taking the series to the next level on its journey. This spirit also has a sweetness that is typical when again in X-Bourbon barrels as well as the characteristic woody tones from aging in new oak barrels. They all come together to create a delicate, accessible and incredibly balanced spirit that feels and tastes mature to its age. 46%abv
Sweet Maltiness in the nose, wood, followed by gentle sweet-vanilla notes.
Light bodied, sweet vanilla and honey taste with light anise notes in the background.
Medium in length, very gentle. The vanilla notes stays in the mouth for a while followed by light wood taste.
An edition of 492 bottles of young single malt aged for 12 months in an X-Bourbon barrel. This is a light yellow-colored, medium-bodied spirit, sweet and balanced, with a light spiciness at the end. Barrels previous used for aging bourbon generally impart a clear sweetness to whisky aged in them.
Sweet Maltiness, followed by soft oak notes, vanilla and caramel.
Medium boddied, The maltiness stayes with vanilla, honey and toffee flavours.
Short finish. The oak notes last long.
An edition of only 155 bottles of single malt spirit that aged in a new American oak barrel for 6 months. It is a straw-colored spirit. You can feel the good and interesting influence of the American oak barrel, such as the woody taste along with sweet caramel and honey.
Malt with honey and vanilla, delicately sweet and a little woodsy.
Delicate woodsy taste with sweet honey and vanilla and pleasing notes of rubber.
An edition of 502 bottles of young single malt aged for 8 months in an x-red wine cask.
This is a copper-colored, full-bodied spirit, which aside from being accessible and delicate, has a long bittersweet chocolate finish with hints of dried fruit that are typical of aging in red wine casks.
Distinctive malty aroma with notes of honey. The wine barrel influence is apparent but the New Make character still dominates.
Malty taste with notes of black pepper, slight bitterness and chocolate that’s balanced to a flavorful young spirit.
Long bittersweet chocolate finish, with hints of dried fruit and English cake.