Israel's Milk & Honey seeks to change that with their crowdfunding project on Indiegogo to produce Israel's first and only single malt brand. Their campaign was launched in October 2013 to raise an amount of $65,000, and by the end they have collected close to $75,000.
With this money, Milk & Honey have hired master distiller Dr. James Swan from Scotland, who is an expert in whisky production in warm climates. Warmer climates mean that the malt will age much faster, and that 3 or 4 years can be adequate to produce a genuine expression. With this in mind, Milk & Honey plan to begin production in March 2014, and their first batch should be on the shelves by 2017/2018.
The whisky has not been named yet, but Milk & Honey are certain that it will be spelled 'whisky' without the 'e' and thus honouring the timeless Scot tradition.