Monday, November 9, 2020

Riachi single malt whisky. Yes, it exists!

Did anyone say Lebanese single malt? Apparently, yes, the Riachi winery said so: "This pure malt release is made from imperial brown malted barley designed for high quality porter beer, which bestows wonderful toasted notes of chocolate, toffee, and toasted coffee after it is double distilled in our copper gooseneck still. It is then aged in virgin white oak, which complements the malt spirit with notes of vanilla, condensed milk, and comfitures." 
The description reads more like a high-end exclusive perfume, but the packaging and logo scream Traditional Irish whisky. Still, one can only appreciate how, in a country falling apart at the seams, someone is innovating, and working business as usual. And yes, we all could use a drink right now. Make mine Lebanese single malt please.