Our MissionMahia
Peaceful co-existence in life and spirits.
Mahia translates to “water of life”.

Our Story
Mahia is to Morocco as Tequila is to Mexico.

Mahia, the national spirit of Morocco, has been celebrated for centuries. It’s delicious served straight, on ice with a squeeze of citrus, in cocktails, as well as in chef-inspired dishes.

Nahmias et Fils is the only source for locally-produced Mahia in the U.S. It’s award-winning. It’s inspired by a 1900 heirloom Nahmias family recipe, from the village of Taznakht, Nahmias Mahia was regularly toasted in Casablanca as the most exceptional in all of Morocco.

Now, Master Distiller David Nahmias handcrafts small batches of Mahia in the Hudson Valley. At least 6 pounds of carefully selected, California figs are distilled into each 750 ml bottle. A sense of cultural history, much love and a touch of anise, bring this spirit to life.

Nahmias et Fils Mahia, the Water of Life.
The Spirit of Morocco.

93 points – Tasting Panel Magazine    

A-Rating – Good Spirit News

Awarded Silver Medal – 2012 New York International Spirits Competition



We only use 100% organic rye sustainably grown from local farms. While legally, a rye whiskey only needs 51% rye, our 100% organic rye is mashed, fermented and carefully distilled without adding other grains like malted barley, corn or wheat.

The Story of Legs Diamond

Celebrity Prohibition bootlegger and gangster Legs Diamond enjoyed life and spirits, good whiskey and rye.  His nickname “Legs” was inspired by his dancing talent and ability to elude enemies.

While the turbulent times of Legs Diamond’s life in the 20’s and 30’s wasn’t peaceful, the spirits did bring calm to many. Our award-winning whiskey, made from only 100% Rye is smooth and elegant, yet offers a strong character.

Tasting Notes

“boldly scented … rounds to a nutty mid-palate and finishes feather-light, with a bounce of ginger spice.”-Wine Enthusiast, Summer 2016

“A very unique, rich and fruity rye! Lots of dark dried fruits on the palate – prunes, raisins, dates, figs, with sweet, malty cereal flavors…” – Amanda Schuster, Senior Editor in Chief at Alcohol Professor

“Bursting with raw honey notes along with splashes of saddle leather and more honey dripping on honey combs, the Legs Diamond Rye is immediately capitvating and bold…” – Warren Bobrow, Foodista

“This is one of the most impressive of the new wave of craft whiskies being created today.” – Astor Wine & Spirits

90 points Wine Enthusiast- Summer 2016

Gold Medal – The Fifty Best

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