First Israeli whisky ready for auction

The Milk & Honey - Israel’s first whisky distillery will auction off the first 100 bottles of kosher single malt whisky in Israel on an online auction from August 11.

The auction will last 10 days and the first bottles will be sold as the “experimental series”, which have been aged in barrels for three years.

The distillation of the barrel was done at the distillery's early stages - even before it moved to its current location in south Tel Aviv, before the current industrial equipment was purchased, and before the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

The barrel was distilled in January 2014 at a kibbutz in the Sharon region, by head distiller Tomer Goren, together with master distiller, the late Dr. Jim Swan.

Dr. Swan, who passed away at the beginning of February 2017, never got to taste his first Israeli whisky, which was aged for 30 months in a new, 225-liter American oak cask and then for another seven months in an ex-bourbon barrel.

The public auction will be conducted on