Region: Tel Aviv, Israel
This gorgeous single malt whisky ages in ex-bourbon casks and special "STR" casks (see below). On the nose, it's gentle with vanilla and floral notes. The body is light, with layers of vanilla, honey, oak, and a hint of black pepper on the palate. The delicate finish maintains a light spiciness.
STR is a relatively new type of whisky barrel, referring to "shaved, toasted, and re-charred" red wine casks. Before aging the whisky, these ex-red-wine barrels had their insides shaved, toasted, and charred, leading to a fascinating in-between of virgin oak and red wine casks.