Kosher Scotch whisky finished in Israeli wine barrels wins major industry award – Scotch Whisky News

DS Taymans Director of Malts Danny Saltman inspects the casks in the companys warehouse

Kosher Scotch whisky finished in Israeli wine barrels wins major industry award

A kosher Scotch whisky company has won a coveted award at this year’s World Whiskies Awards. The whisky is finished in wine barrels from Flam, the boutique Israeli winery. This is the first time a kosher Scotch whisky company has scooped a major industry award. DS Tayman, an independent bottler of single malt Scotch whisky, picked up a Silver Award for its Caol Ila Second Edition.

Tasting notes for the whisky suggest a nose of mild coffee grinds, well complemented by chocolate, with smoked brisket in the background. On the palate there is cappuccino foam, coupled with rhubarb, custard and a sprinkling of gentle sea salt. The finish is long and rich, with the smoky and rich coffee flavours continuing to develop.

Kosher consumers can enjoy the whisky knowing it boasts three hechshers from the OU (Orthodox Union), KLBD (Kosher London Beth Din) and Rav Akiva Osher Padwa of London.

DS Tayman’s whiskies are highly unusual because they are finished in specially paired wine barrels to craft special finishes that have never been available to enjoy before.

DS Tayman only launched their first whisky in September 2020. The award-winning Caol Ila 12 is the company’s third limited edition whisky.

Danny Saltman, DS Tayman’s Director of Malts, said:

“This award is the culmination of several years’ work, creating a high-quality Scotch that is truly unique. We are delighted that our peers and industry experts have recognised our work and we look forward to developing our product lines in the years ahead. We haven’t just created a great kosher wine-finished whisky, we’ve created a great wine-finished whisky that happens to be kosher.”

Blair Bowman, independent whisky expert and author of The Pocket Guide to Whisky, said:

“There is no question that the team at DS Tayman are producing some excellent whiskies. I applaud their efforts in producing an award-winning wine-finished whisky. A bottle of DS Tayman can sit in the collection of any whisky lover and can be enjoyed by everyone. I am pleased that their efforts have been rightfully recognised by this excellent award.”


  • DS Tayman is an independent bottler of single malt Scotch whisky. The company website is
  • The World Whiskies Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all the international recognised styles, award and promote the world’s best whiskies to consumers and trade across the globe
  • Photo attached shows Danny Saltman, DS Tayman’s Director of Malts, inspecting the casks in the company’s warehouse.
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