The first Israeli whisky distiller, Milk & Honey, is releasing its Classic Single Malt Whisky into the Australian market.
The brand is already available in several markets including France, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Poland, and the second quarter of 2020 will mark M&H Distillery’s debut within the US, Canada, Spain, Russian and South Africa.
Among the accolades awarded to M&H Distillery spirits are its Young Single Malt “The Last One” winning Gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019 and its Levantine Gin winning Gold at the 2019 Frankfurt International Trophy.
The three-year-old Classic Single Malt Whisky was matured in the finest ex-bourbon and special red-wine STR casks, giving it a light and balanced character, with notes of vanilla, light oak, alongside a light black pepper spiciness.
In Tel Aviv’s unique hot and humid climate, whisky matures and extracts barrel flavour faster than in traditional whisky countries, giving its spirit the characteristics of an older whisky.
Staying within the Scottish whisky guidelines, M&H has been as experimental as it can, pushing the boundaries of the industry and testing the waters with new flavours and properties.
One such experiment brought the distiller to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, where they are currently ageing whisky on the roof of a hotel.
Eitan Attir, CEO of M&H Distillery said: “M&H fills approximately 800 barrels a year (approximately 170,000 litres of New Make Spirit), so by 2021 the distillery will be producing and selling over a quarter of a million bottles around the world. We work vigorously and plan years in advance to offer the world a new, single malt whiskey from Tel Aviv.”
The distillery has named Alba Whisky for distribution of its unique Israeli whisky and its two award-winning gins in Australia.