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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.

Palate

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.

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.

Single Malt Whisky Founder's Edition

The Founder's Edition is a Limited Edition of single malt whisky reserved exclusively for our backers during M&H's 2013 crowdfunding campaign.
This special Founder's Edition was matured in ex-bourbon & STR red wine casks and finished in PX kosher sherry butts, seasoned specifically for our distillery.
It was perfected by the hot and humid climate of vibrant Tel Aviv in to a well-balanced, smooth and delicate whisky.

Limited Edition of Only 1,000 bottles.
Bottled at 57% abv.

Aroma

Dominant sherry notes, Red fruits followed by gentle woody smell, cocoa and dark chocolate.

Palate

Medium body, Dark chocolate and wood notes, dried fruits, vanilla sweetness and light spiciness.

Finish

Long and dry, the wood taste lingers in the palate and changes to dark chocolate combined with lightly spicy notes.

Our Gins

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 Tel Aviv's Levinsky market: origanum syriacum, lemon peel, orange, chamomile, verbena, cinnamon, and black pepper. We then let the botanicals rest in the still for 48 hours and then distill for the third time in our 250L pot still, for extra smoothness. 46% abv./92 proof.

Aroma

Delicate notes of juniper berries, lemon and origanum syriacum.

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 age our Levantine Gin in red wine STR casks for a few months. The oak aged Gin reveals a subtle vanilla flavor, combined with lemon and juniper. 700ml, 46% abv.

AROMA

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

Palate

medium body, a little oily. very subtle oak 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 oak flavor

our spirits

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.

ROOTS

herbal liqueur

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, Thyme and Cardamom. Infused with honey, their choices created a complete, unique blend specially prepared at our distillery – Roots liqueur, based on our New Make product. 700ml 35%abv

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AROMA

Anis notes Jasmin blossom with white pepper spiciness and honey

Palate

Medium sweet with spicy notes, fresh cut herbs and a hint of Cardamom.

Finish

Sweet and light bitterness, lingering candied Orange peels.

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

M&H MINIATURE SET

GIFT SET

A wonderful opportunity to get to know M&H whiskies

This gift set contains four 5cl  single malt whiskies: M&H CLASSIC, ELEMENTS SHERRY CASK, ELELMENTS PEATED, ELEMENTS RED WINE CASK. 

 

 

LEVANTINE GIN

GIFT SET

700ml Levantine Gin bottle and a miniature of oak aged Gin.

 

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

 

 

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