High End Jewish Whisky Society Bottling Rare Single Cask Malts

February 21, 2012 1:00 pm 5 comments

Bottles from Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society. Photo: www.jsmws.com.

If you’re an avid whisky drinker, you might want a membership.

Joshua Hatton and Jason Johnstone-Yellin, well known whisky connoisseurs, have partnered with Seth Klaskin, to form the Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society.

“Joshua and I started as whisky bloggers.  He actually had the name Jewish Single Malt Single Whisky.  As bloggers, we started to build a lot of contacts within the whisky industry and we started to build these relationships. Neither one of us gotten into blogging thinking we would make it into a company.  We were total whisky nerds and remain whisky nerds,” said Jason Johnstone-Yellin, Vice President and Co-Founder of Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society.

The membership only group will release a limited number of “single cask, single malt, natural cask strength whiskies” throughout 2012 to its tiered membership base.

According to Johnstone-Yellin, only 5% of worldwide whisky sales come from single malt.

Based out of the U.S., JSMWS wants to be a place for discussion of and enthusiasm for single malt whisky lovers.

“The Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society is a genuine Society, acting as a virtual space for folks to meet and advance their mutual affinity for finely crafted malt whiskies.  it is a place for diverse people to identify with others who share an interest in the craft, the allure, the aesthetics, and the incredible dept of single malt spirits”, JSMWS said in a statement.

As Scothnoob.com points out, bottles will mostly range from $95-$150 each, although certain bottles will be priced higher.

“We worked really hard to make the site look nice, we didn’t want it to just be sell sell sell,” Johnstone-Yellin said.

Membership rates start at $180 for the year.

5 Comments

  • It is widely believed that the Scots learned the art of distilling during the Crusades. Once back in Scotland the technique evolved and led to what we know today as whisky. It is now 1000 years since the Scots took a cutting-edge technology and turned it into a tradition. At The Milk & Honey Distillery we are dedicated to bringing this Scottish innovation back to its source. The time has come to make whisky in the Holy Land.

  • It is widely believed that the Scots learned the art of distilling during the Crusades. Once back in Scotland the technique evolved and led to what we know today as whisky. It is now 1000 years since the Scots took a cutting-edge technology and turned it into a tradition. At The Milk & Honey Distillery we are dedicated to bringing this Scottish innovation back to its source. The time has come to make whisky in the Holy Land.
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  • I wish them hatzlacha but they better consult with an Orthodox Rabbi if they don’t want to treif the whole lot up.

    I’ve looked at their website and despite proudly calling themselves “Jewish”, they talk about going into treif restaurents and the taste of bacon. They also review stuff which is not kosher so I’m guessing that their knowledge of kashrut is limited.

    A similer group, so I was told, in the North of Israel decided to buy and store casks for a few years. They didn’t bother consulting with anyone and didn’t realise that they were supposed to sell their whisky before Pesach(whisky being 100% chametz gamor). When they came to ask for a Teudat Hechshir to sell the stuff in Israel they were told the bad news. Asur beHana’ah. Anyone who bought it is also committing an isur De’Orita.

    Even if they the,selves don’t care, let everyone else be aware of this serious issue and check before purchasing.

  • please let me know there can i buy it and how much it is
    thank you

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