Take true passion for single malt whisky, add the boldness and cutting-edge innovation that the Israeli startup ecosystem is famous for, mix it with no-compromising commitment to craftmanship and tradition, and you get M&H, Israel’s first whisky distillery.
Founded in 2012, under the expert guidance of the late Dr. Jim Swan, the passionate and dedicated team of the M&H distillery has boldly crafted single malt spirits, matured by the hot and humid climate of vibrant Tel Aviv.
The casks that the M&H distillery use to mature their spirit ensure a wide and exceptional spectrum of flavors.
The core range are ex-bourbon casks along with red wine STR casks. The M&H team are always on the lookout for unique barrels such as pomegranate wine, red wine casks from selected wineries in Israel, kosher sherry, 400 liters French Limousin oak casks that were used to mature Kosher Cognac, rum, etc.
M&H Elements Peated
The Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. This whisky was matured in casks from Islay, that soaked in smoky aromas and salty flavors, and was then blended with ex-bourbon barrel-aged single malt. The Elements Peated integrates the fruity notes of the new make into the casks’ typical Islay peaty notes; the result is a delicate, rather mellow, and lightly peated whisky.
Aroma: Delightfully fresh. A distinct smoky, earthy scent opens to a unique balance of vanilla and oak notes, with a final hint of lemon.
Palate: Medium bodied. Vanilla sweetness is followed by a delicate peat touch. A light spiciness accompanies ginger and lemon flavors.
Finish: Long. The peat coats the mouth, with
delicate oak and lemon
flavors lingering on the
M&H Elements Israeli Red Wine
Ex-red wine casks that were sourced from Israel’s finest wineries were picked for this part of the Elements trilogy. The Mediterranean’s climate, variety of soil types, hot sunny days and cool nights bring a spicy and unique flavor to Israeli wine – and in turn, our casks. The wine casks used in the Elements Red Wine are a celebration
of local terroir, curating a floral single malt with notes of raisins.
Aroma: Red dried fruits,
ginger, oak, and
bouquet lead a gentle
Palate: Light bodied. Wine flavors coat the mouth, accompanied by subtle oak and vanilla notes, followed by gentle
Finish: Medium. The dried fruits and wine linger, finishing with a touch of dark raisins.
Classic Single Malt
The first commercial Single Malt Whisky by M&H
Classic single malt whisky is made using the finest ex-bourbon casks and our special red-wine STR casks, giving it a light and balanced character.
Matured under the Tel Avivi’n sun.
Aroma: Gentle vanilla sweetness followed by light oak and floral notes.
Palate: Light body, vanilla, caramel and honey sweetness, balanced by woody notes and light black pepper spiciness.
Finish: Short but delicate. The oak notes linger in the palate for a while with a nice light spiciness.
ImpEx Single Cask of M&H
This unique cask was specially handpicked by
ImpEx and The M&H team. It is a STR wine cask that was aged under the Tel Aviv sun and bottled at cask strength.
Aroma: The mahogany color is reflected by the aroma of dark red fruits, coffee, and oak. Impressions of dark chocolate and warm spices are also felt.
Palate: Strong oak notes and flavorful spice. Lighter touches of cracked black pepper, candied fruits,
and Christmas cake.
Finish: Medium-long with lingering notes of dark
chocolate, dried fruits, and just a hint of black
M&H Elements Sherry
M&H Elements Sherry is the first ever single malt whisky that was matured in Kosher sherry casks, seasoned exclusively for our distillery – straight from Jerez. Bourbon, Oloroso and PX sherry casks characterized its fruity flavors, rich aromas, with a special deep and natural color. Matured under the Tel Aviv sun.
Aroma: Dominant rich red fruit notes, covered by gentle oak, caramel scent and lemon freshness.
Palate: Medium bodied. Light fruity sherry sweetness, rich fruits and dark chocolate, followed by gentle oaky notes.
Finish: Long. The dark chocolate notes linger in the palate for a while, followed by tobacco and oak notes.
The World Whisky Masters 2020- Gold
Lightly Peated – Triple Cask
This is a special single malt blend of three cask types: ex-bourbon, ex-red wine (STR) and ex-Islay casks previously used to mature peated whisky from Islay in Scotland.
The ex-Islay casks provide an additional layer of light peatiness and maritime aroma.
Each of the different casks contributes a complexity to the spirit, balancing and refining the different flavors for an intricate, lightly peated Whisky in Bloom.
Aroma: A delicate peatiness together with a malty sweetness, oak, followed by a touch of sweetness of butter & honey.
Palate: Light-bodied, notes of peaty smoke predominate at first, accompanied by the sweet taste of dried fruit and honey.
Finish: Long. The peaty note lingers in the mouth for a while, together with light oaky flavors.
90 points by The Whisky Advocate
This special edition of our Whisky in Bloom has characteristics that will reflect our future classic single malt whisky.
A unique double cask bottling: ex-red wine (STR) and ex-bourbon, aged for only 24 months. Surprisingly well-balanced and smooth, with dominant notes of vanilla and oak.
Aroma: A delicate smell of vanilla together with sweetness followed by delicate citrus fruits
Palate: Medium body, sweet flavors of vanilla and honey predominate at first, accompanied by sweet flavors of dried fruit.
Finish: Long. A warming oaky note lingers in the mouth for a while, together with black pepper flavors.
88 points by The Whisky Advocate
Gin starts the same as M&H single malt series – 100% pure malted barley that’s mashed in-house and distilled in the pot still. Then a heap of Juniper is added and botanicals, hand-sourced from Tel Aviv’s Levinsky market: origanum syriacum, lemon peel, orange, chamomile, verbena, cinnamon, and black pepper. Then the botanicals let rest in the still for 48 hours and then distill for the third time in M&H 250L pot still, for extra smoothness.
Aroma: Delicate notes of juniper berries, lemon and origanum syriacum.
Palate: Delicate botanical tastes, with juniper and lemon being the dominant notes.
Finish: Medium-bodied, a little oily. Long, lemony finish.
The Gin Masters 2020 – Gold
The set is 1 x 50 ml each of Classic, M&H Elements Sherry, M&H Elements Peated, and M&H Elements Red Wine.