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[21 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 979 views]
Breaking: The Milk & Honey Distillery (Israel) Launches a Crowd funding Campaign–Today!

I’ve mentioned the the Israeli distillery (which is under construction these days) a few times in the the last past months, and today I am happy to present their Crowd funding project which went live on Indiegogo a few minutes ago. Essentially they are asking for the help and support of whisky enthusiasts worldwide in this campaign.
The video and campaign …

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[16 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,400 views]
An Israeli distilled ‘whisky’ for Independence day

Today is Israel’s independence day  (only 65 years ago Israel was one of Britain’s colonies ,and all Israelis British citizens sort of ) and what more fitting than publish a tasting note of whisky distilled in Israel, by the Rosenblatt brothers.
The Rosenblatt brothers are two young alcohol fanatics who live and operate from Israel. They have a passion for everything …

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[2 Dec 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,909 views]
The ‘Zman Amiti” Yearly Whisky Event

‘Zman Amiti’, or in free translation, Real Time, is one of the leading bartending schools in Israel, and it so happens that they have a yearly whisky event held at their main branch in Tel Aviv. This year’s event was held just last Friday, and I was sure to attend. I needed a bit whisky out time being very busy …

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[2 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | 1,915 views]
A Whisky Visit… To the Holy Land!

Few months ago, Marc Pendlebury, being no other than WhsikyBrother.com from South Africa, twitted Gal and myself that he is to visit Israel during July on a family vacation. It was very obvious right then that we three are going to meet somehow and share a dram or two during his stay to the Holy Land.
And so, after some emails …

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[4 Jul 2011 | 9 Comments | 1,801 views]
Would you pay €150 for A ‘snow phoenix’?

So, A snow phoenix for €150?
Yes, that could be the price (and much more) for such a bottle sold in Israel. As it happens, the Israeli Importer of Glenfiddich had been allocated 60 bottles for the entire country, 15 of which were broken on the way to Israel (talk about rough seas, eh?). So what does the importer do? He …

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[1 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,053 views]
Breaking News: Israeli Whisky Taxes to be reformed soon!

Happy April fools day!
Breaking news!
It’s not been communicated yet, but my sources are telling me that the end of the Israeli Draconic taxes is near.
In a recent meeting of the taxes committee of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), Prime minister Netanyahu asked for an immediate reduction of Taxes on Single Malt Whisky (which is now around 200%!) , to about 30%,which …

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[5 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 688 views]

It’s hard for us here in Israel to depict scotland in winter. We hear about heavy snow, closed roads, ice, airports, and everyone is freezing where here, it’s supposed to be winter too , yet it’s hotter than in the Scottish summer.
My amigo Lukasz Dynowiak from the EWB and now Social media consultant for Inver house distillers updates about the …

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[28 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | 2,198 views]
Tasting the IWS Israeli matured Arran whisky (AR.JR)

Recap (for those who don’t read the blog regularly) :

We’re talking about Scotch made whisky, which has been shipped to Israel for maturation. To make a long story short, The Israeli Whisky Society (IWS) acquired a few casks from the Arran distillery in Scotland in an attempt to create a unique whisky, matured in Israel’s climate and then to be …

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[20 May 2010 | 12 Comments | 2,287 views]

This is not an April fools day hoax, it’s very real. (just to be sure)

So, An Israeli whisky? well, sort of.  Actually we’re talking about Scotch made whisky, which has been shipped to Israel for maturation. To make a long story short, The Israeli Whisky Society (IWS) acquired a few casks from the Arran distillery in scotland in an …

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[19 Dec 2009 | 29 Comments | 5,625 views]

It has been a long time since my last post. I know. I have been sick, and my nosing abilities were off, for quite a long time. But today, i would like to share my difficulties of being an Israeli whisky lover, in a country that discourages the consumption of the nectar.
A few weeks ago, i got an email from …