After we surprisingly won the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards in London earlier this year, we almost collapsed from the global demand! Anyway – we decided to celebrate our achievement with one of the first whisky clubs to believe in us, and our whiskies – “The Single Malt Whisky Club” in Australia!
As a thank you to your members for being the first in Australia to spread the ‘M&H love’ back in 2020 when we launched the brand in Australia, we decided to offer an exclusive Cask Strength Element Sherry for a one and only time world wide from all of us here in the M&H distillery in Tel Aviv, thank you all and enjoy it!
Nose: Red dried fruits followed by vanilla and caramel with a hint of dark chocolate.
Palate: Creamy and chewy with notes of honey and dark fruits. Gentle oak in the background.
Finish: Long and warm, dark chocolate and a bittersweet oak with notes of vanilla and citrus.
VP International Sales – Milk & Honey Distillery
The Milk and Honey Distillery is an oasis of traditional craftsmanship among the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s leading night life and high-tech hubs. Tel Aviv is a rare combination of ‘old’ and ‘new’, an urban puzzle of preservation and innovation all at once. This young and dynamic environment serves as the ideal background for the dream of creating top quality single malt whisky – according to worldwide standards.
The first Israeli whisky distillery is located in the first city of Israel. Symbolic? Maybe, but it wasn’t for historic reasons that they chose to set the distillery here: Tel Aviv is the heart of Israel’s culinary and drinking scene. There are amazing indoor and outdoor markets here, world-class bars, and restaurants like no other place in the world. The Milk & Honey Distillery is now firmly entrenched in a city that never stops.
An urban distillery, located in one of Tel Aviv’s ‘up and coming’ neighborhoods, Milk & Honey is now a part of the city’s fabric, among entrepreneurs and innovators, makers and artisans. They built the distillery to be in their hometown, along with the beachfront, the lively markets and the architecture.
As entrenched in their hometown as they are – the aim and strategy of the distillery points abroad. The Milk & Honey people have been focusing on the global market since the inception of the distillery in 2014.
A small distillery by international standards – Milk & Honey are currently producing 170,000 litres of new make spirit per year. Not all of this is single malt, they also do a range of gins and vodkas. So at present it’s a relatively small distillery with big ambitions. And I say ‘big ambitions’ because they have the capacity to distill up to 700,000 litres/year with their current stills – only extra fermentation vessels would be needed to reach this level of production. So they’ve been careful to allow easy scalability of production into their initial distillery build. Smarts!
Dr. Jim Swan (1941-2017) – the ‘Einstein of Modern Whisky’ was a hired advisor for the distillery. Dr. Swan was a world leader in distilling and consulted to many new, big names in single malt whisky around the world. Kavalan (Taiwan), Penderyn (Wales), Victoria Caledonian (Canada) as well as Clydesdale Distillery and Lindors Abbey in Scotland.