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Levant Heights Single Pot Still Continental Malt & Wheat Lebanese Whisky Review

Levant Heights Single Pot Still Continental Malt & Wheat Lebanese Whisky Review


Distilled by Riachi Winery & Distillery in Lebanon


Roy Riachi crafted this whisky in the tradition of Irish whiskey.


Mashbill: 60% malted barley, 40% durum wheat


Fermentation: 48-72 hours


Barrels: virgin American oak, light toast & char


Barrel size: 500 L


Age: at least 3 years


Proof off the still: 140°

Barrel entry proof: 128°

Bottling proof: 92°


Non-chill filtered


Distilled on a 1800 L copper pot still purchased secondhand by George Riachi in the 1960s from Armagnac, France.  The still is likely over 100 years old with a worm measuring 47 meters in length.


Color 👁️: Gold


Nose 👃: Buttercream frosting. Lemon zest. Fudge. Nilla Wafers. Almond.


Palate 👅: Nilla Wafers. Baking spices. Pear. Fudge. Black licorice. Medium viscosity.


Finish 🏁: Buttercream frosting.  Black licorice. Fudge. Medium in length.


Overall thoughts?  I’ve become a big fan of Roy Riachi’s whisky… and this expression delivers again!  Don’t let the pale color fool you… this whisky is packed with flavor!



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