Friday, April 26, 2024

Craftsmanship & Creativity : A Journey into the Heart of Levant Heights Whisky

Levant Heights - Dual Horizons - Lightly Peated Single Malt Whisky 

As an 8th generation winemaker and master distiller at Riachi Winery & Distillery, my journey to create Levant Heights whisky has been deeply influenced by centuries of tradition and a profound connection to the land of Lebanon. Drawing inspiration from the rich distillation heritage that spans millennia, as well as the cultural tapestry of the East Mediterranean and the West, I set out to craft a whisky that pays homage to our roots while pushing the boundaries of innovation.

                                           Roy Riachi - Master Distiller 

Lebanon's distillation tradition, dating back over a millennium and a half, has long been celebrated for its craftsmanship and attention to detail. It is this tradition that has served as the cornerstone of Levant Heights whisky, infusing each expression with a sense of history and heritage that is unparalleled.

At Riachi Winery & Distillery, we are not just distillers—we are storytellers, weaving together the threads of Lebanon's past with the flavors of its present. Drawing inspiration from the diverse whisky styles of the world, as well as the vibrant palette of Lebanese cuisine, we set out to create a whisky that is as bold and complex as the land from which it hails.

Our current expressions, from the smoky depths of Scorched Earth to the delicate nuances of Malt & Wheat, are a reflection of this commitment to craftsmanship and innovation. Each bottle is a testament to the centuries-old distillation techniques that have been passed down through generations, as well as a celebration of the unique flavors and aromas found within Lebanese cuisine.

Scorched Earth - Heavily Peated Single Malt Whisky - Cask Strength

But our journey is far from over. As we look to the future, we are excited to continue exploring new horizons and pushing the boundaries of whisky culture. From experimenting with unique aging techniques to drawing inspiration from unexpected sources, we are committed to pushing the envelope and challenging the status quo.

Our desired impact on whisky culture is multifaceted. We hope to inspire a new generation of whisky enthusiasts to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each bottle of Levant Heights. We also aim to foster a deeper appreciation for Lebanon's rich distillation heritage and its cultural connection to the East Mediterranean and the West.

As I raise a glass to toast to the journey ahead, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to share our passion with the world. Here's to Levant Heights—a whisky that is not just a spirit, but a celebration of tradition, innovation, and the timeless bond between past and present. Cheers!

N.B. You want find Levant in Lebanon on Shop Riachi 

Some expressions are also available in the US, Italy, and Norway.