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The most prestigious competition in the world crowned "Elements Sherry" of the Milk & Honey distillery as the "Best Single Malt in the World". All the details about the win that amazed the drink lovers in the world

Elements series of Milk and Honey Distillery.

The whiskey from the sherry version is now the best single malt in the world (photo: Yehchats)

Astonishment in the world of whiskey, no less: the WORLD WHISKEY AWARD competition (by "Whiskey Magazine"), which is considered the largest and most prestigious competition in the world, chose "Elements Sherry" of the Israeli Milk & Honey distillery, as the best single malt in the world.

A few years ago, when whiskey enthusiasts in Israel began to get to know the world of the drink that is associated with Scotland in depth, they learned the differences between "blended" and "single malt" and went from basic concepts to an impossible deal with the names of unknown villages in Scotland where considered single malts are produced , someone would have told them that a day would come when the best single malt in the world would be produced in Israel, by an Israeli distiller and a local team, in a Tel Aviv distillery located near the Bloomfield Stadium, most likely they would have been sure that the poor man had sipped too much whiskey.

But at the end of the week (on the night between Thursday and Friday) something fell: the bottle known as "Elements Sherry" of the Milk and Honey distillery in Jaffa,

For those who are not familiar with the industry, we will clarify that this is an achievement like not only the qualification of the Israeli national team for the World Cup, but also for winning it, after knocking out Germany, Italy, Argentina and Brazil along the way... Although in recent weeks the distillery has felt a feature that has expressed interest from all over the world in its product, but this Attributed to previous awards (and considered as such) won by "Milk and Honey".

Milk and Honey Distillery (Sanhdrink, Walla)

About the competition:

About 6,000 different types of whiskey from around the world participated in the WORLD WHISKEY AWARD competition, in an age range that reached an aging level of 31 years.

Among the distilleries that participated in the competition were also the most well-known whiskey distilleries in Scotland.

The selection process took several months and included a blind tasting of the best industry people around the world.

Therefore, the choice of Israeli whiskey, from a distillery that began distributing its products only 3 years ago, is a real earthquake.

It is not only about the age of the distillery or its relative anonymity, although in the last two years it has begun to stand out, but also about the fact that for over 10 years, the award has not been won by a whiskey that is not associated with a limited edition, but rather a bottle that is part of the distillery's permanent variety of whiskeys.

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The Milk & Honey team presents the awards in a previous competition, from the right: the founder and CEO Gal Kalkstein, the head distiller Tomer Goren, and the VP of the distillery, responsible for production, Tal Hotiner (photo: Walla! system, screenshot)

About the winning whiskey

The Elements Sherry, which can now be defined as the best whiskey in the world is not only Israeli, but even kosher (although unfortunately, not for Passover, so those who are careful not to eat chametz, will have to hold back on tasting it at least until the end of the holiday), aged in Ex-Barban barrels and barrels Kosher Spanish sherry that is produced especially for the distillery in Israel.

The Israeli team, which included the head distiller of Milk and Honey, Tomer Goren, was very excited.

The founder and CEO of the distillery, Gal Kalkstein, said: "I always dreamed of producing the best whiskey in the world and yesterday we received international recognition for that dream.

We have an amazing team, and for us this is just the beginning."

The extent of the impact of the recent win on the distillery is still difficult to assess, but those who want to understand the potential, can examine what a similar surprising win, of a single malt from Japan (for example), did in the considered title.

It is likely that those who have already purchased from the distillery in Israel made a small "fortune" on the purchase, since due to the size limitations, it will not be possible to flood the market with hundreds of thousands of bottles, which starting next week will have a demand of millions.

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Source: walla

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