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.