M&H Distillery (Milk & Honey) Israel’s first whisky distillery, announces US distribution of it’s core range of products in the US starting in July 2020 with the release of its Classic Single Malt Whisky and M&H Elements Sherry (the first in the series that will include Peated and Israeli Red Wine later this year. Also in this release will be Levantine Gin with its unique blend of local aromatics and spices. The distillery had partnered with private importer and distributor ImpEx Beverages to introduce its collection of whiskies and gin to American consumers in 2019 with Whisky in Bloom a limited US Exclusive release which took the US by storm.
M&H Distillery’s spirits are already available in several additional markets, including France, the Netherlands, the UK, Austria, Germany, Australia, Spain, and Denmark. The second half of 2020 marks M&H Distillery’s debut in the US (core range of products), Canada, South Africa, and Norway.
Since its establishment in 2012, M&H Distillery has launched its operations under the auspices of late whisky legend Dr. Jim Swan, emphasizing quality and innovation with its spirit distillation and maturation. M&H Distillery’s line of popular spirits have been awarded with numerous accolades in the industry, winning a Gold Medal at the Frankfurt International Trophy 2020 and a Double Gold Medal at the 2020 “The Fifty Best” for its first Classic Single Malt Whisky. Its Levantine Gin also won a Gold Medal at the 2020 Spirits Business Awards. M&H Elements Sherry was the Category Winner for Best Israeli Single Malt 12 Years & Under from the World Whisky Awards 2020. M&H’s US Exclusive release of Whisky in Bloom last year received high praise from the well respected publication Whisky Advocate
In Tel Aviv’s hot & humid, Mediterranean climate, whisky matures and extracts barrel flavour faster than in traditional whisky-producing countries, giving the whisky the characteristics of a much mature whisky.
M&H’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.
Also in M&H Distillery’s core range is its award-winning Levantine Gin which starts the same as their Single Malt series – 100% pure malted barley that’s mashed in-house and distilled in their pot still. Then a heap of Juniper and botanicals, hand-sourced from Tel Aviv’s most beloved aromatics & spice market, Levinsky Market is added: origanum syriacum (Za’atar), lemon peels, orange, chamomile, lemon verbena, cinnamon and black pepper. They let the botanicals rest in the still for 48 hours and then distill for the third time in a 250L pot still, for extra smoothness.
M&H Distillery is already working on its next series, the “M&H Elements Series,” through which the distillery will present different characteristics of its Single Malt whisky. Each of the three M&H Elements bottlings will have a different cask element that enhances the whisky to a new level of flavor: a Sherry cask, a peated cask, and ex-red wine casks from Israel’s top wineries. The M&H Elements Sherry will be the first kosher Sherry cask whisky and is set to launch the series in the US this July.
As explained by Eitan Attir, CEO of M&H Distillery,“M&H fills approximately 800 barrels a year (approximately 170,000 liters 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 worked vigorously and planed years in advance to offer the world a new Single Malt whisky from Tel Aviv.”
“We are honored and excited to continue our American journey, and we look forward to meeting the American consumers and introduce them to our core range ofquality spirits.”
“ImpEx is excited to now bring in the Core Expressions for M&H Distillery. The limited release of Whisky in Bloom last year brought with it some truly dedicated US fans and these core expressions are highly anticipated. We see that M&H Distillery’s unique style derived from the hot climate maturation, distillation techniques, and the soul put into each bottle has won the hearts of the American consumer and are confident their following will grow.” said Sam Filmus of ImpEx Beverages.
For more information, please visit mh-distillery.com/
About M&H Distillery: M&H Distillery (Milk & Honey), established by entrepreneur and investor Gal Kalkstein, is Israel’s first whisky distillery, and produces high quality distillates. All raw materials, equipment, casks and processes were selected to ensure that the final product – whether white distillates or aged whisky – meets the highest quality standards and taste. The M&H Distillery received guidance and advice from Dr. Jim Swan, a world-renowned master distiller. All the products of the distillery are kosher.
About ImpEx Beverages: Founded by Sam Filmus in 2008, ImpEx is an acclaimed US importer of fine spirits with unique flavor profiles and works with some of the world’s most prestigious global brands such as Kilchoman, Penderyn, The GlenAllachie, Port Askaig, Gouden Carolus, Single Cask Nation, Single Malts of Scotland, and Japanese Distilleries Ohishi, Fukano, & Kurayoshi. ImpEx manages all aspects and steps of the importation process for its niche product lines.
For more information on where to find these fine M&H Products in the US please contact ImpEx Beverages at office@ImpExBev.com.