Posts Tagged “Craft distilleries”

Yerushalmi Distillery First Glimps: New Make and Single Malt in Cask

By |

Yerushalmi Distillery First Glimps: New Make and Single Malt in Cask

I love the process of seeing a new distillery get started and make its first steps. When David Zibell stated Golani over five years ago, he had a clear vision of making whisky also in Jerusalem, with its own distinct character. It took a few years, but Yerushalmi Distillery is up and running, and has…

Read more »

Golani Single Malt Unicorn Cask 27 (57.7%)

By |

Golani Single Malt Unicorn Cask 27 (57.7%)

Every once in a while distilleries get really special casks. They get filled, monitored regularly, and at one point they’re deemed ready to be bottled. Now the question is, what do they do with them? Most would probably opt for a bottle your own option, while others would go with a single cask offering. Others…

Read more »

Golani Black – 5 Year Old (60.4%)

By |

Golani Black – 5 Year Old (60.4%)

Golani 5 year old! Wow, this is another milestone for Israeli whisky. Indeed, the first Israeli five year old whisky was bottled by David Zibell’s Golani Distillery. This is the second cask filled by the distillery, cask number 2, that was distilled in September 2014. I’ve said previously that David is extremely innovative, and it’s…

Read more »

Golani Distillery 2015 Golani Vino Cask 59 – The Angel’s Choice (60.7%)

By |

Golani Distillery 2015 Golani Vino Cask 59 – The Angel’s Choice (60.7%)

When I visited the Golani distillery last year, David said that “the casks work in the summer, that’s when the magic happens”. He has now taken that another step forward, and is now offering a selection of select casks that have matured in the top rack of the warehouse, where it’s hottest. David named those…

Read more »

Golani Distillery Single Cask 36 – Chardonnay and Brandy (46%)

By |

Golani Distillery Single Cask 36 – Chardonnay and Brandy (46%)

Once again David Zibell is venturing into uncharted territory, this time with peated malt and a double, yet very unconventional, maturation. This time we’re being treated to a maturation in a first filled Golan Heights Winery Chardonnay cask, that was received by Golani Distillery fresh and was not even washed out before being filled with…

Read more »