Archive For The “Craft Whisky Distilles” Category

Golan Heights Distillery – Brewer’s Whisky BBX Amber (50%)

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Golan Heights Distillery – Brewer’s Whisky BBX Amber (50%)

The second installment in Golan Heights’ Brewer’s Whisky is a distilled amber ale produced by Golan Brewery. Their Bazelet beer, is commercially available all over Israel, and they operate a restaurant at the visitor’s center in Kazrin, which is basically the commercial center of the Golan region, housing also the Golan Heights distillery and the Golan…

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Golan Heights Distillery, “Brewer’s Whisky Spicy Hummus” (50%)

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Golan Heights Distillery, “Brewer’s Whisky Spicy Hummus” (50%)

Whisky lovers are always on the lookout for interesting things, and while this isn’t technically a whisky, this is one I think you’ll find very interesting.  David Zibell is really into experimentation, and here’s an experiment that went pretty well. Working with a local beer brewery, Meadan Brewery, he distilled their gluten free malted chickpea ale….

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Golan Heights Distillery, Single Malt Cask 10 In Ex-Golani Cask (62.1%)

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Golan Heights Distillery, Single Malt Cask 10 In Ex-Golani Cask (62.1%)

David Zibell is releasing his second single malt whisky cask, aged three years in charred American Oak casks the previously held David’s two grain whisky – the Golani Black (reviewed here). I actually tasted this cask about 8 months ago, and my feedback to David back then was “it needs time”. David told me that…

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Golan Heights Distillery – Golani Vino Single Cask 15 (64.7%)

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Golan Heights Distillery – Golani Vino Single Cask 15 (64.7%)

Golani is the Golan Heights Distillery’s basic core range. As I mentioned in the Golani Black review (here), David Zibell made this core line one of single casks, which is, to the best of my knowledge, the only distillery doing so. The core range of the small batch malted barley and wheat sour mash includes…

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Golan Heights Distillery – Golani Black Single Cask 18 (58.6%)

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Golan Heights Distillery – Golani Black Single Cask 18 (58.6%)

David Zibell, the proprietor of Golan Heights Distillery doesn’t stop even for a moment, and right after getting his three year old single malt launched (see here), he’s on to giving the basic core range whisky, the Golani Two Grain Sour Mash, its spiffed up permanent form, appearing as releases of single numbered casks in…

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Golan Heights Distillery First Single Malt Whisky – 3 Year Old Cask 1 (61.4%)

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Golan Heights Distillery First Single Malt Whisky – 3 Year Old Cask 1 (61.4%)

Is Israel becoming a whisky powerhouse? Well, hardly, but the local scene is extremely interesting. There are currently three active distilleries in Israel, two of which have been covered in this blog, and following Milk and Honey’s first three year whisky bottled in May, we have Golan Heights Distillery’s first three year old whisky being…

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New Israeli Distillery Starting Up and We Get An Early Peek

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New Israeli Distillery Starting Up and We Get An Early Peek

David Zibell emigrated from Canada to Israel with a vision to establish a distillery near the Golan Heights Winery, aptly naming it the Golan Heights Distillery. I met with David on a warm and muggy night in Tel Aviv, and had a chance to both hear his plans and taste the single malt new make,…

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Old Buck Finnish Whisky – Private Bottling for the Finnish Fellowship

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Old Buck Finnish Whisky – Private Bottling for the Finnish Fellowship

Viskin Ystävien Seura is Finnish for Friends of Whisky Society, in English referred to as Fellowship of Whisky, but mainly just VYS. Now this is a club that knows how to put on events. They have this series of utterly CRAZY tastings, like the one my friend and Society member Henrik reported on last week,…

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Single Malt Micro Distilling in Israel – The Attic

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Single Malt Micro Distilling in Israel – The Attic

Milk and Honey (@milkhoneywhisky), the only distillery to make it into the Malt Whisky Yearbook before it even had a building, will be Israel’s real start up distillery, with two full size stills (9,000 and 3,500 liters) and some very serious people behind it. Incidentally, it’s located about two miles from my home, in Tel…

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