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January 22, 2018

Life in the Judean Hills is filled with informal social clubs—poker players, football watchers, even ladies who lunch. But my group is different. About once a month, we get together with a bottle of bourbon and a box of cigars. We sit on the porch, light the stogies, a...

January 14, 2018

The Ella Valley is green. I inhale deeply, sensing the faint smell of wine fermenting at the vineyard nearby. I can picture the corn that will soon be growing here and the future Legend’s Distillery that will transform that corn into American-style whiskey. I think bac...

December 31, 2017

Noam Cohen and Alan Cohl are confident that their new brand of American-style Whiskey will echo Israel’s success in making the desert bloom. They are creating Israel’s first American Whiskey distillery, hoping to trail blaze the Israeli whiskey palate and bring an adde...

December 7, 2017

Bourbon, America’s native spirit, has experienced resurgence in recent years, and is now enjoying unprecedented popularity in Europe and Asia as well. In the United States, distributors and retailers are struggling to keep up with burgeoning demand, scampering for addi...

November 21, 2017

Located in the Judean Hills, about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem lies Ella Valley.

Ella Valley is one of those delightful places where biblical texts come alive. The Biblical story of David and Goliath, as told in the Book of Samuel, took place here. In that battle, D...

February 8, 2017

In what Fortune Magazine is calling “The billion-dollar bourbon boom”, bourbon sales are showing significant growth over the last decade.

The connection between Jewish culture and bourbon is deeply rooted in U.S. history. In the distilling business, the best known Jewis...

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The first American-style Israel

Elah Valley, Judean Foothills