Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky Batch 11

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One category of whisky that is slowly emerging and is of great interest to me is American malt whisky. With the craft brewing and distilling trend over there they have the potential to bring some really interesting and unique things to the market. Sadly aside from one or two well known brands, these things can be extremely hard to find over on this side of the planet.

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Golan Heights Distillery Brewer’s Whisky – BBX Amber Ale

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Bottle still closed until I finish the previous one, tasted at the distillery’s stand at Whisky Live Tel Aviv 2018

This is the 2nd release of Golan Heights Distillery’s distilled beer (or beerskys). The previous one was distilled from a chickpea beer. This one is distilled from a more traditional amber ale style craft beer from the Golan Brewery, located in the same town as the distillery. I really loved the previous release and when I tried this one at Whisky Live Tel Aviv last week it was just as good, if not better (but this is entering the realm of personal taste). Like the last one this was matured in an ex-Golani Black (the distillery’s two-grain whisky matured in charred virgin oak) casks for 2 years and bottled at 50%.

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