Israeli whiskey?

This is just a small post to show you something I found rather funny. I came across this item in a Jerusalem supermarket.

Israeli Whiskey? No, don't think so.

Well it does not actually say that it's whiskey even though it calls itself "Green Scotland" and shows a Scottish piper on the label. One can safely assume that it has not been matured for a minimum of 3 years. I would guess that the maturation process of this drink was actually the time it took to pour it from the mixing tank to the bottle.

It gets weirder still.

Looking closer at the front label:

It tells you that "Green Scotland" is "..made from selected varieties of wheat according to old Scottish recipes". Wheat? So this is 100% industrial grain distilled alcohol with no malted barley in it at all, just colouring and artificial flavouring.

The back label states that this is an "Alcoholic whiskey flavoured beverage. Made in the Land of Israel"

You don't think I bought it do you?

Nope. You won't be seeing a review of this Israeli "whisky" from me any time soon!

If anybody has tried it (and hasn't gone blind), please drop me a line.


  1. Well least it's not kosher for Pesach. Most alcoholic drinks made in Israel are kosher for Pesach and use alcohol made from fruit or something other than grain.

  2. Hi , I saw the package today at the supermarket in haifa. Obviously it ISN'T a whisky at all. oh well. I took pics of their whiskys to google .. one less to read about :) thanks

  3. Hello, We are in the process of making a real Israeli whisky. The real deal, double distilled, no corners cut. We have ordered traditional pot stills and will be up and running by the end of the year. We aim to make a whisky we can all be proud of.
    Pop by to find out more!


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