The Land Of Milk, Honey And Now Whisky

Hot climate matured whisky is making its mark.

By Demi Dalton 01/07/2020

Today, whisky is global. With new and varied environs enabling innovative distillers to discover heightened and layered flavour profiles without the traditional restrictions of a time-intensive scotch whisky process.

Over the past decade, there’s been a growing list of hot climate distilleries emerging across Australia, India, Taiwan – and recently  Israel, the land of milk and honey.

While the Middle East might not be your first thought for whisky, Tel-Aviv’s M&H (that’s Milk and Honey) single malt makes its debut as a no age stamp whisky matured in ex-bourbon casks and red wine STR (shaved, toasted and re-charred) casks.

As a young distillery, founded in 2012, the bottling is no more than four years old and while sweet on the nose with a light bodied palate – one wonders the potential a 10-year-old bottling could present.

Pale straw colouring hints as to what is expected – much like an American bourbon, you’re met with sweet honey, citrus peel and green apple. Beyond the nose, a low viscosity, dry mouthfeel is immediately noticeable. Although pepper and honey hero the flavour profile, there’s a soft fruity impression that pulls through alongside a low, oaky finish.

With new worlds approaching whisky, a lot can be said about the liquors global influence. M&H propose a promising future for the old-world drink, one carved from the unique challenges of creating a Middle Eastern whisky wave.

$120; thespiritsafe.com.au

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Ten Whiskies Made In Unexpected Places

Including a number from our very own Australian distilleries.

By Nicolas Stecher

02/12/2020

Robb Interview: Iconic Architect Frank Gehry

The legendary creator speaks on his sculptural collaboration with Hennessy.

By Robb Report

09/11/2020

The Macallan Expands Its Fine & Rare Collection

The 27-year-old is limited to just 256 bottles worldwide.

By Rachel Cormack

26/10/2020

Rare Macallan Collection To Auction At Sotheby’s

Including the oldest aged whisky ever released by the label.

By Martin Lerma

16/10/2020

Whisky Casks Are Now Outperforming Gold

It is also outpacing Bitcoin and the S&P 500 Index for good measure.

By Martin Lerma

12/10/2020

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected