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ROOTS

herbal liquor

A special herb liqueur that was crafted in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, symbolizing the Israeli essence and roots. Seven known people from diverse cultural and professional fields, individuals who are revolutionary, creative, daring entrepreneurs, were asked to choose a unique herb, root or spice that represents the essence of Israel for them: Almonds, Savory, Coriander, Jasmine, Tarragon, Thymes and Cardamom. Together, their choices created a complete, unique blend specially prepared at our distillery – Roots Liquor, based on our New Make product. 500ml 35%abv

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Single Malt Whisky 2nd edition

Experimental series

The Milk & Honey Distillery's second edition whisky is the newest addition to our experimental series, that made history with Israel's first ever single-malt whisky in June 2017.

This whisky was crafted from lightly peated malt, made in-house and matured for 32 months in new American oak barrel, before being transferred to an ex-bourbon barrel for additional 11 months, bottled at a perfect timing.

Distillation of the cask was carried out in a small pot still in a warehouse in the Sharon region by head distiller Tomer Goren, accompanied by the late Dr. Jim Swan, an international master distiller, in his role as a consultant to the distillery at the time.
This second edition of our experimental series is a balanced and complex whisky thanks to Israel's hot climate conditions. only 324 bottles. Bottled at 46% abv.

Aroma

Gentle maltinness with a hint of lemon in the background, light oak and cinnamon. Light peat smoke.

Palate

Light body, sweet maltinness, lemon and orange peels, light black pepper spiciness and peat smoke.

Finish

Long, with fine peat that takes over the finish, delicate maltiness and dark chocolate.

Israel's First Single Malt Whisky

Experimental Series

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.

 

Aroma

Light maltiness with a gentle touch of orange, combined with notes of oak, cinnamon lemon and marzipan.

Mouth

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.

Finish

Long and slightly spicy, with lingering chocolate notes and delicate maltiness.

NEW MAKE

UNAGED SINGLE MALT

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.

Aroma

Malty sweetness, red fruit and marshmallow, with hints of clean air after the rain.

PALATE

Medium body, malty sweetness and grassy green followed by delicate bitterness.

FINISH

Medium length. Delicate bitter mouthfeel on the tongue, followed by malty sweetness that is expressed after swallowing, with hints of chocolate.

TIP

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.

LEVANTINE GIN

SINGLE MALT GIN

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.

Aroma

Delicate notes of juniper berries, lemon and hyssop.

PALATE

Delicate botanical tastes, with juniper and lemon being the dominant notes.

FINISH

Medium-bodied, a little oily. Long, lemony finish.

TIP

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.

Oak Aged Gin

single malt gin

We let our Levantine Gin rest for a few months in red wine barrels that balances the flavors and gives gentle wood and vanilla notes.  500ml 46% abv

AROMA

gentle scent of juniper berries, lemon and hyssop accompanied with delicate wood and vanilla in the background

Palate

medium body, a little oily. very subtle wood flavor, vanilla and citrus combined with spices, lemon and juniper

Finish

a long lemon finish, a bit spicy, the herb flavors stays in the mouth for a long time along side a gentle wood flavor

THE CASK SERIES

YOUNG SINGLE MALT

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.

TRIPLE CASK

Young single malt

An edition of 1,451 bottles that is the direct, advanced continuation of the previous edition in the series: Triple Cask, a blend of three casks – an ex-bourbon barrel and two ex-red wine casks at different levels of charring, balancing and refining the different flavors. One of the casks was finished for a few months in a barrel that previously used to mature peated whisky from the island of Islay in Scotland, providing an additional layer of slight peatiness , and a complexity to the distillate.

46% alcohol

Aroma

A delicate peatiness together with a malty sweetness, oak, followed by the sweetness of dried fruit and honey.

Palate

Light-bodied, notes of peaty smoke predominate at first, accompanied by the sweet taste of dried fruit and honey.

Finish

Long. The peaty note lingers in the mouth for a while, together with light woody flavors.

Cask 036&037

Young single malt

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

Aroma

Sweet Maltiness in the nose, wood, followed by gentle sweet-vanilla notes.

Palate

Light bodied, sweet vanilla and honey taste with light anise notes in the background.

Finish

Medium in length, very gentle. The vanilla notes stays in the mouth for a while followed by light wood taste.

CASK 033

YOUNG SINGLE MALT

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.

 46% abv.

Aroma

Sweet Maltiness, followed by soft oak notes, vanilla and caramel.

PALATE

Medium boddied, The maltiness stayes with vanilla, honey and toffee flavours.

FINISH

Short finish. The oak notes last long.

CASK 010

YOUNG SINGLE MALT

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.

 51.5% abv.

Aroma

Malt with honey and vanilla, delicately sweet and a little woodsy.

PALATE

Delicate woodsy taste with sweet honey and vanilla and pleasing notes of rubber.

FINISH

Medium length.

CASK 004

YOUNG SINGLE MALT

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.

 53.2% abv.

Aroma

Distinctive malty aroma with notes of honey. The wine barrel influence is apparent but the New Make character still dominates.

PALATE

Malty taste with notes of black pepper, slight bitterness and chocolate that’s balanced to a flavorful young spirit.

FINISH

Long bittersweet chocolate finish, with hints of dried fruit and English cake.

GIFT SETS

BE ORIGINAL

We invite you to give your close ones, relative and friends in Israel and abroad, to employees and business partners a unique and surprising quality gift that is all   blue and white of our two exquisite distillates

NEW MAKE

GIFT SET

500ml New make bottle, low ball glass and cocktail booklet with cocktail recipes to make at home. 

 

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. Our Single Malt New Make is double-distilled 100% malted barley.

 

To be enjoyed neat or on the rocks or as a base of favorable cocktails. 50% alc

 

Price: 169 NIS. special price 152 NIS

LEVANTINE GIN

GIFT SET

500ml Levantine Gin bottle and a low-ball glass.

 

Our gin begins the same as our single malt series – it is 100% pure malted barley and double-distilled in our pot still. Then we add a heap of Juniper and botanicals, hand-sourced from Levinsky market: Za’atar, cinnamon, orange, chamomile, black pepper, lemon peel aloysia citrodora . 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

 

price – 189 NIS. special price170 NIS