- Distillery Bottling
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 23 Oct 2018 7:41 pm by whisky313
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Whisky Reviews for Milk & Honey New Make Single Malt
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.75 points
- Orchard fruits and green almonds. Meant to emulate Speyside style. Only distill from English barley except for annual two week peated run with Czech barley. 40% ABV no longer used because of issue with NCF
- Tasted in the living room
Very clean, creamy and almost honeyed on the nose. (Am I influenced by the name of the distillery?)
In the mouth, supple and grassy.
This side a little gin is even more supported in the final.
Mouth & Finale 4/5
Whiskey n ° 2019
Like many a new distillery, the upstart Milk & Honey from Israel – the land of… - also has a new make commercially in the market. It was originally sold in bottles of 50cl and cut to 50%, but since last year you can also get it in 70cl bottles, albeit cut down further to 40%. I quite liked the first one. Wonder what difference the second one will be like at bottom strength.
The nose offers up the typical notes that you might expect from new make, like sweet malt and cooked vegetables. But while the previous new make also had some raw potatoes and a sweet and sour note, this one is devoid of those notes. It is surprisingly soft and sweet with even a candy-like quality. Reminds me a bit of gin, in fact.
It’s a tad watery on the palate. It’s predecessor was more creamy. That must be the lower strength. Soft on the spices, somewhat sweet and dangerously quaffable. Lovers of mescal will be able to appreciate this, I venture.
The finish is short, sweet and very soft. Let’s not compare to a third white spirit, shall we?
Pleasantly quaffable and probably good in a cocktail, but has little to offer neat. Certainly not enough to warrant getting a bottle, but nice to compare to the whisky that will be released in 2019. The version at 50% was much more to my liking.
N,T&F: The nose is only a little sweet, effortlessly light, clean and very soft.
C: Apparently, bottling at 50% abv proved rather harsh and didn’t show off the spirit’s qualities. Reducing down to 40% abv turned out far better for this unaged spirit.