Top 20 Whiskies of 2020

#20 • M&H Classic

M&H Classic Israeli Single Malt bottle shot
  • Rank: 20
  • Year: 2020
  • Score: 90
  • Price: $60
  • ABV: 46%
  • Style: Single Malt
  • Place of Origin: Israel

Tomer Goren, head distiller at Milk & Honey Distillery in Tel Aviv, excels at warm climate single malt production under the intensity of the Mediterranean sun. His ethos is beautifully captured within this kosher-certified flagship bottling, matured in bourbon and shaved, toasted, and re-charred casks. It exudes a nose of golden syrup, vanilla, marshmallow, jasmine, dried apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper. Flavorful and juicy, the palate has satisfying depth, with caramel, vanilla, shortbread, honey, and orange, daubed with vivaciously spicy black pepper. —Jonny McCormick