Kosher Scotch whisky company DS Tayman has made history by picking up an major accolade at this year’s World Whiskies Awards.

This is the first time a kosher whisky company has won an industry award.

The independent bottler of single malt Scotch whisky won silver for its Caol Ila Second Edition. The whisky is finished in wine barrels from Flam, the boutique Israeli winery.

The whisky boasts hechshers from the OU, KLBD and Rav Akiva Osher Padwa.

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.”

Tasting noted that Caol lla whisky suggested a nose of mild coffee grinds 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 smoky and rich coffee flavours continuing to develop.

Pocket Guide to Whisky author Blair Bowman 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 launched its first whisky in September 2020, the award-winning Caol Ila 12 is the company’s third limited edition whisky. Its whiskies are highly unusual as they are finished in specially paired wine barrels to craft special finishes that have never been available to enjoy before.

The World Whiskies awards select the very best in international recognised styles.