201 Saw Mill River Road Building C, Yonkers

Hand Sanitizer or One Bottle of Rye, Bourbon, Mahia, or Whiskey at Nahmias et Fils Distillery. Six Options Available.

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Clients can receive hand sanitizer or choose from a selection of spirits, which include mahia and 100% organic rye whiskey

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LeilaniTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
7 ratings5 reviews
March 14, 2018
Enjoyed myself a lot. Learned the nice history about Nahmias whiskey. Look forward to going to restaurant who carry it, to taste how the mix it into a beverage. Also, look forward to the grand opening coming soon! The beverages on the menu they have on the bar sound delicious and are inexpensive
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Diana
3 ratings2 reviews
March 12, 2018
Nahmias is located in an industrial/warehouse space (which I love) & the inside is cozy and chill. There’s a bar and the actual on site production is all there. Dorit was wonderful! We asked questions and tasted mahia and rye whiskey. It’s great to learn the story and passion behind a business. I look forward to coming back to try the “just in thyme”.
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Barbara
1 ratings1 reviews
February 11, 2018
Very knowledgeable, great whiskey.
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JoshuaTOP REVIEWER
7 ratings6 reviews1 photos
January 22, 2018
This was such a great find! The owners were SO nice and took time to tell about the distillery and what went in to making their Mahia (which was FANTASTIC!) and their whiskeys. You can tell they took great pride in what they did! I will definitely be making a trip back!
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Amanda
9 ratings4 reviews
December 27, 2017
Loved It ❤❤❤❤ from the background story to the process of the liquor being placed in the bottles, it was a great experience. The liquor tasted Amazing!!!
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Yaakov
1 ratings1 reviews
August 25, 2017
awesome, authentic, got to sit down talk to both owners, superb product, great tour!
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CindyTOP REVIEWER
23 ratings11 reviews2 photos
February 20, 2017
Great place a hidden gem
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AnnelieseTOP REVIEWER
24 ratings18 reviews
December 23, 2016
Awesome time! I will definitely go back. The owners were very friendly! Their liquor is very flavorful.
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About This Deal

  • Age restriction: must be 21 or older
  • Other restrictions: shipping costs not included. Shipping to US states available for hand sanitizer. Shipping and delivery for spirits is available within NY only.
  • Click here to see the spirit list
  • Hand sanitizer:
    • Ethanol-based with glycerin to moisturize the skin
    • 80% alcohol
    • Topical solution
    • Non-sterile
  • Available $30 spirits:
    • 750ml bottle of Mahia: made from figs, no added sugar, floral and fruity notes, can be served straight, on ice, in drinks, or used in cooking.
    • 750ml bottle of Spirit of Yonkers: made from Yonkers Brewery Pale Ale and Kolsch.
    • 375ml bottle of Legs Diamond Rye Whiskey: 100% organic rye whiskey, no corn, wheat, or malted barley added, aged for 12 months in oak barrels.
    • 375ml bottle of Legs Diamond Bourbon: made from local organic corn, rye, and wheat, aged for 12 months in oak barrels, named after a celebrity bootlegger Legs Diamond. This spirit win a 2019 Good Food Award.
  • Available $45 spirits:
    • 750ml bottle of Legs Diamond Rye Whiskey: 100% organic rye whiskey, no corn, wheat, or malted barley added, aged for 12 months in oak barrels.
    • 750 ml bottle of Legs Diamond Bourbon: made from local organic corn, rye, and wheat, aged for 12 months in oak barrels, named after a celebrity bootlegger Legs Diamond. This spirit win a 2019 Good Food Award.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Shipping cost not included. Shipping to US states available for hand sanitizer. Shipping and delivery for spirits is available within NY only. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Nahmias et Fils Distillery

Many people have never heard of mahia. And that's understandable. The U.S.—and most of the world, really—is practically dry of this rare Moroccan brandy. In fact, Nahmias et Fils is the country's only distiller of the stuff. So what is mahia, exactly? The short answer, as provided by Nahmias et Fils: Mahia is to Morocco as tequila is to Mexico. The longer answer?

It's Moroccan. OK, so we kind of covered this already. But more specifically, the centuries-old intoxicant was the national spirit there, filling glasses at bars throughout Casablanca and beyond. Like whisky in Gaelic or aquavit in Latin, "mahia" can be translated as "water of life".

It's made from figs. And that's about it. Traditionally, mahia can be made from figs, dates, or grapes, though Nahmias exclusively uses California figs. (Five pounds in each bottle, to be exact.) The brandy is distilled entirely from them, with a bit of aniseed thrown in for good, spicy measure.

It's nostalgic. David and Dorit Nahmias, the husband-wife namesake of the distillery, use a recipe David's family developed in 1900 in the small Moroccan village of Taznakht. That recipe is precious, as the vast majority of Jewish residents left Morocco following its French occupation. As a result, production of mahia all but disappeared. Even today, it can be difficult to find there.

It's versatile. Despite the singularity of flavor "fig brandy" implies, it's actually a pretty compliant spirit. It can be used to cook with, to mix cocktails with, or simply poured over ice with a splash of citrus.

It brings people together. As David explained to NPR's All Things Considered, Jews were the principal producers of mahia in Morocco because it's a predominantly Muslim country. But there were all types eager to sip it. "I grew up with people constantly coming to our home and asking for mahia—the Jews, Muslims, even the cops... so mahia was part of the tradition of living with people, Jews and Muslims, together."