Posts Tagged “Craft distilleries”

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

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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…

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Golani Distillery Brewer’s Whisky 4 – ‘Never Mix Beer and Wine’ (50%)

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Golani Distillery Brewer’s Whisky 4 – ‘Never Mix Beer and Wine’ (50%)

Golani Distillery is at it again, and this time with three whiskies released this month. I’ll start with the Brewer’s Whisky, as this is a straight line in continuity in a series that’s four strong at this point. I’ll remind you that in the review of the third Brewer’s Whisky, ‘OMG, this is Goood!’, I…

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Golan Heights Distillery, 4 Year Old Cask 8 T2 Port Style Yarden Cask Matured (62.1%)

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Golan Heights Distillery, 4 Year Old Cask 8 T2 Port Style Yarden Cask Matured (62.1%)

This is the first four year old Israeli whisky to hit the market, and the first one to be matured in a Port style cask from Golan Heights T2     The original T2 is made from two Portuguese grape varieties, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Cão, grown locally. The 50% Touriga Nacional and 50% Tinta Cão wine was then allowed…

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Golan Heights Distillery, Brewer’s Whisky 3, ‘OMG, this is Goood!’ (50%)

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Golan Heights Distillery, Brewer’s Whisky 3, ‘OMG, this is Goood!’ (50%)

David Zibell’s innovation is great, and he’s continuing his ongoing work on distilled beer matured in oak casks, or Brewer’s Whisky. Thus, following the Spicy Hummus (Brewer’s Whisky 1) and the BBX Amber (Brewer’s Whisky 2), we now get OMG cask finished brewer’s whisky. This whisky is one third of the parcel which made the…

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Golan Heights Distillery Golani Black Cask 3 for Hermitage Stores (51.7%)

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Golan Heights Distillery Golani Black Cask 3 for Hermitage Stores (51.7%)

Golani Black’s cask 54 was a general market release and cask 3 is a private release for Israel’s Hermitage stores. I think this goes to show where the Israeli market has gotten in 2018. From a sleepy whisky market dominated by blends, to a thriving single malt market. This year, there have been several single…

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