Israel’s M&H (Milk & Honey) Distillery was established back in 2012 under the guidance of the now late and very legendary whisky legend Dr. Jim Swan. Its whisky releases were highly anticipated, and recently its first commercial whiskies came to market in a range of countries, which now also includes here in the United States.
The American debut of the M&H whiskies, according to those behind it, will consist of the distillery’s Classic Single Malt Whisky and the Elements Sherry Whisky. What’s been said of these releases, according to importer ImpEx Beverages, is that “in Tel Aviv’s hot & humid, Mediterranean climate, whisky matures and extracts barrel flavor faster than in traditional whisky-producing countries, giving the whisky the characteristics of a much mature whisky.
“M&H Distillery’s Classic Single Malt Whisky has been matured in the finest ex-bourbon and special red-wine STR casks, giving it a light and balanced character with notes of vanilla and light oak, alongside subtle notes of black pepper.
“M&H Distillery is [also] already producing its next series, the ‘Elements Series,’ through which the distillery will present different characteristics of its single malt whisky. Each of the three M&H Distillery ‘Elements’ bottlings will have a different cask element that enhances the whisky to a new level of flavor: sherry casks, peated casks, and ex-red wine casks from Israel’s top winery.
“M&H Distillery Elements Sherry will be the first ever single malt whisky that was matured in Kosher sherry casks.”
“M&H Distillery fills approximately 800 barrels a year (approximately 170,000 litres of New Make Spirit), so by 2021, the distillery will be producing over a quarter of a million bottles around the world,” said Eitan Attir, CEO of M&H Distillery, in a prepared statement. “We work vigorously and plan years in advance to offer the world a new single malt whisky from Tel Aviv.
“We are honored and excited to start our US journey, and we look forward to meeting the American consumer and introducing them to our quality spirits.”
These two offerings will be available in more than 20 states coast-to-coast, including New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois, California and Washington. Pricing for the classic is set at $60 and, for the Elements Sherry, $65.
Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...