Founded in 2012 in Yonkers, NY, Nahmias et Fils distills and distributes Mahia and Legs Diamond 100% Rye Whiskey.
David and Dorit Nahmias decided to end successful careers in banking and technology to persue their dream of owning a distillery, and began making a traditional Moroccan spirit called Mahia, added the Rye Whiskey to their catalogue in 2013 rounding out the options for restaurants, bars and liquor stores throughout the New York Metro area.
Mahia, best known as the national spirit of Morocco is an Eau de Vie distilled from figs and just a hint of anise seed. Eau de Vie, Water Of Life, is a traditionally considered any clear spirit distilled from fruit.
Master Distiller, David Nahmias, was raised in the small Moroccan town south of Taznakht. A 7th generation Master Distiller, David is following his families long tradition of hand crafting Mahia in Morocco. His parents, Joseph and Tamou, and grandparents, Saada and Moshe, were also distillers and they created Mahia, made entirely from figs, dates, or grapes for their community. For 25 years, David worked as a computer-software engineer in the banking, accounting, collections and home-loan industries.
It was travel that turned Dorit Nahmias, President, into a gourmand. A former Foreign Exchange Trader with Bank Leumi and a Financial Institutions Relationship Manager with OCBC Bank, Dorit oversees production of the Nahmias et Fils’ line of spirits while managing the companies distribution and business dealings. She is a graduate of the Levin Institute and Carnegie Mellon University.
David and Dorit have with three children, and a passion for green living, choosing organic, locally-grown ingredients for the Legs Diamond Whiskey and clean ingredients for the Mahia.
Nahmias et Fils is distillery located just a few miles north of New York City, and has garnered acclaim from press, bloggers and mixologists worldwide.