Country: Israel - Tel Aviv Distillery: Milk & Honey Type: Single Malt Age: 2 Cask: Ex-Red Wine STR & Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Islay Casks ABV: 46% Proof: 92 Price:$53
Nose: Abruptly balanced patisserie cream and peat! Fresh summer flowers with oatmeal, vanilla and heather.
Palate: Peat comes forward but not overpowering. Beautiful dry quince notes with green peppers balanced delicately with some red forest fruits.
Finish: Medium and warming. An earthy character with notes of cherry and cinnamon.
This is one of the two whiskies from Israeli distillery Milk & Honey of their Whisky In Bloom bottles exclusively made for the US.
The Israeli distillery's first expression Double Cask was aged in ex-red wine STR casks and ex-Bourbon barrels. You can find its tasting notes here! I was a little bit skeptical with that and I believe it has a large room for growth.
Though this one... Lightly Peated is an amazing piece! Maturation in 3 different casks definitely added some layers and texture to the experience. Aside from ex-red wine STR casks and ex-Bourbon barrels, we also see the impact of ex-Islay cask here.
It looks that peated nuances could hide the young power at some point and create a joyful palate for us.
Balanced, layered and delicious! The only was a bit off was the medium finish, which I believe will improve in the coming years. As the name Whisky In Bloom suggests, there is more to come and I am already really excited for the future releases of the brand.
I love how peat behaves great to some young whiskies like this Whisky In Bloom. Another young and peated whisky that you might like is the new Ardbeg Wee Beastie!