Whisky Live Tel-Aviv 2018 is happening right now and along the new Milk and Honey release there’s another new release – a new single cask offering from Golan Heights Distillery. It’s a new cask (number #24) of Golani Black (distilled mash of malted barley and wheat), matured for 37 months in a virgin American oak cask.
This time, there’s a real nice touch to the release – it’s a “bottle your own” offering as you actually fill the bottle from the cask during the show. Real cool thing!
Like with previous Golan Heights Distillery releases, it’s a non chill filtered whisky, natural colored and this cask was bottled at natural cask strength, a whopping 61.9% ABV.
Golan Heights Distillery Golani Black Cask #24 (For Whisky Live Tel-Aviv 2018) (61.9%, 241NIS)
Nose: There’s lots of toffee and butterscotch (I shouldn’t be surprised with this note by now), mint, herbs, honey, orange peels and honeyed lemon tea.
Palate: Quite spicy, dryness, pepper, grapefruit, some licorice, then honey and mint.
Finish: Long finish, Sweet and full of spicy herbs and some licorice in the back seat.
Thoughts: Another good and tasty Golani Black cask. As expected, the distillery character is on full display here and the final result is very similar to cask #18 but with gentler and milder licorice. Good stuff and if you’re visiting Whisky Live today, try it at the distillery stand.