Israeli distillery unveils first domestically produced single malt

The Milk & Honey Distillery made history when it presented the first-ever single malt whiskey produced in Israel.

The Milk & Honey Distillery (M&H) presented the first whisky entirely produced and bottled in Israel on World Whisky Day, an annual global event that took place this past weekend.

The limited M&H single malt was aged in a cask for three years, complying with the Scottish definition of what classifies as a whisky.

The first barrel of Israeli single malt began the distillation process in a kibbutz warehouse located in the northern Sharon region in January 2014. After the whisky was aged in a 225-liter (59-gallon) American oak cask for 31 months, the process continued for an additional seven months in an ex-bourbon cask at M&H’s cask room in Tel Aviv.

Head distiller Tomer Goren crafted the brew in collaboration with an internationally recognized master distiller, the late Dr. Jim Swan.

Next month, a total of 391 bottles of the experimental malt whisky will be available for purchase.

The first 100 bottles will be sold online in an auction between 7-17th of July 2017, and the remainder will be available at the distillery visitor center and at liquor stores in Israel.

By: and World Israel News Staff