Location Location Location; Finding a home for a whiskey distillery
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, David the shepherd boy, years before he became the mighty King David, killed the giant Philistine Goliath with a single stone – from his slingshot.
As famous for wine as for the battle of David and Goliath, Ella Valley is also an ancient site for vineyards. Ella Valley is home to 20% of Israel’s vineyards.
In addition to wine, the booming global demand for bourbon has led to the proposed establishment of Legends Distillery in Ella Valley, where we’re planning to release Israel’s very first American-style whiskey, entitled Slingshot - a clear reference to the legendary battle between David and Goliath that took place a stone’s throw away from our proposed location.
Slingshot will be crafted using only the finest ingredients including natural spring water from Ella Valley.
It is thus our hope that tour groups of all denominations and affiliations will “top off” their visit to the valley with a Legends Distillery tour.