Category: Whiskey

Beer and Whiskey in Wine Containers That Previously Contained Gentile Wine

For the 53rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Joshua Schwartz joins the show in discussing beer, whiskey, and other beverages in containers that previously contained gentile wine. The co-creator of the world’s first art bentscher, Seder Oneg Shabbas, and editor of the first-ever Talmudic graphic novel, The Illustrated Pirkei Avot, Joshua Schwartz serves as […]

The Bourbon Rabbi

The 52nd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is now out, featuring Rabbi Chaim Litvin, the Bourbon Rabbi. A Chabad rabbi based out of Louisville, Kentucky, Rabbi Litvin provides kosher supervision to distilleries in Kentucky. He received the moniker “Bourbon Rabbi” from this Wall Street Journal article he referenced. Here is his Instagram account, YouTube […]

Which Whiskey Was Rav Moshe Referring To? [Iggerot Moshe YD 62-64]

Introduction In a trilogy of responsa from the spring of 1948, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein responds to Rabbi Pinchas Teitz regarding the permissibility of drinking blended whiskey that may have had had wine blended in to them (讗讙专讜转 诪砖讛, 讬讜专讛 讚注讛 住讘-住讚).1 What goes entirely unspecified is the origin/type of whiskey. Is it Scotch whisky? Could […]

Buffalo Trace Releases Kosher-Certified Whiskies

A First For Buffalo Trace Buffalo Trace Distillery has released a trio of certified kosher whiskies for the company’s first time, utilizing the kosher supervision of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc-Kosher). This may also be the first time a Bourbon has advertised its kosher status on its label. Buffalo Trace began working with cRc in […]

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