Israel’s first single malt whisky to be auctionedBy Melita Kiely
Israel’s Milk & Honey Distillery, which worked with late industry veteran Dr Jim Swan, will auction the first 100 bottles of its single malt whisky online next month.
Thought to be Israel’s first single malt whisky, the 100 bottles will go under the hammer from 11-21 August via Scottish online auction site Whisky Auctioneer.
The three-year-old single malt was matured in new 225-litre American oak casks for two-and-a-half years, before being finished for seven months in ex-Bourbon barrels.
Only 391 bottles have been created overall, produced by head distiller Tom Goren and late master distiller Dr Swan, who acted as a consultant to the distillery during the whisky’s creation.
The ‘kosher’ whisky is described as having hints of malted barley, cinnamon, lemon and marzipan, with lemon and orange zest followed by a little spiciness in the form of black pepper. The finish is said to be long, slightly spicy, with chocolate notes and a little maltiness.
With an abv of 46%, each bottle is hand-numbered and presented in a box, which comes with a personal parchment scroll. The remaining bottles are available to purchase at select stores across Israel, distributed by Hacarem.