Review: Milk & Honey Islay Cask Single Malt Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

Ex-Islay cask
100% Malted Barley
Distiller Milk & Honey (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Another young single malt from milk & honey distillery, aged in an Islay cask and bottled at cask strength. There seem to be a fair number of Islay casks lying around these days.

Review (2021)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2019

Yes, an islay cask indeed – big earthy and vegetal notes, light smoke, burning earth, chickpeas, and still with dried herbs like mint. Toffee, too – with pear, apple, vanilla, hay, black pepper. The palate is rich, and full – with a particular emphasis on mixed dried herbs, smoke, black pepper – and the baking spices and smoke just dominate the finish. The tannins on the finish, mixed with the sweetness, smoke, earth, and nuttiness are fantastic.

Highly Recommended (50% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).