Category: Whiskey

Making Distilling Legal in Chicago (& Illinois) [Clip from Episode #118 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

In this video clip from the 118th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart shares how she worked with her Chicago and Illinois legislators to pave the legal path for KOVAL Distillery to open:

KOVAL Distillery, featuring Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart [The Jewish Drinking Show, episode 118]

Introduction I was surprised to hear in the course of the 118th episode that there were fewer than 45 distilleries in the US just a decade and a half ago when the founders of KOVAL Distillery sought to enter into business(!). In talking with one of the co-founders, Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart, I was impressed […]

Golden Moon Distillery Adds Kosher Certification to Most Products

As of last week, Golden Moon Distillery has now added almost all of its products to being certified as kosher. While many of Golden Moon Distillery’s whiskey products were already under the certification of Earth Kosher, they have now added almost all of the rest of their products to kosher-certification. According to Stephen Gould, the […]

Jews in American Distilling History

Despite what we may think about distilling in America, in general, and Bourbon, in particular, Jews have been involved in significant ways in American distilling history. The focus of the 88th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is exactly that: Jews in American distilling history. The featured guest to discuss this topic is Maggie Kimberl, who […]

New Kosher Beverage Resources

Four new resources have been launched to help kosher-concerned consumers consider kosher drinks. Specifically, these pages are on beer wine whiskey whiskey aged in containers that previously held gentile wine (e.g. Scotch in Sherry casks) While these resources are still quite new, I welcome any feedback, suggestions, questions, or more at Drew [at] JewishDrinking.com.

Distilleries Selling Their Hametz

Introduction For the 65th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Chaim Litvin returns to the show to discuss distilleries selling their chametz for Passover. Guest Bio Rabbi Litvin is a Chabad rabbi based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Rabbi Litvin provides kosher supervision to distilleries in Kentucky, and received the moniker “Bourbon Rabbi” from this […]

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