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LIN(S . AR)I*L-S . R-*I,-S . HUMOR . -1MAIL LIS)
(osher A&coho& List
from the *hica%o Ra$$inica& *ounci& and other sources
Latest u!date A!ri& 23 2445
)his &ist is re!rinted with !ermission from the *hica%o Ra$$inica& *ounci& with
additiona& information from the Star1( and the OU#
6- DO NO) HA/- AN7 8UR)H-R IN8ORMA)ION ON DRIN( OR LIQUOR
NO) LIS)-D ON )HIS 6-9SI)-#
A!!ro:ed !roducts are not ;osher for ,asso:er un&ess noted as such on the indi:idua&
&a$e&#
,L-AS- NO)- Not a&& ener%y drin;s and a&coho&ic $e:era%es such as certain
&emonades are certified ;osher#
Note *onsumer shou&d $e carefu& to !urchase a&& &iquor from a store that either so&d
their chomet< or is owned $y a non1Jew#
9--R
Unf&a:ored 9eers A&& unf&a:ored $eers3 domestic and im!orted3 with no additi:es
&isted on the in%redient &a$e& are acce!ta$&e3 e:en without a (osher certification# )his
a!!&ies to $oth USA and im!orted $eers3 inc&udin% non1a&coho&ic and dar; $eers#
Many $reweries are comin% out with s!ecia&ty $rews that ha:e additi:es= don>t
assume that a&& :arieties are acce!ta$&e 1 chec; the &a$e&#
Mi&&er f&a:ored $eers ?such as Lime@ are NO) certified (osherA
Mac;eson )ri!&e Stout 9eer is not recommended due to the additi:es and its dairy
in%redientsA
8&a:ored 9eers
)he fo&&owin% f&a:ored $eers are current&y certified (osher ?under the /aad of
Breater Detroit 1 e:en without a hechsher on the !roduct@
o Saranac1 a&& !roducts
o 9roo;&yn 9rewery1 a&& are under /aad with the eCce!tion of D&oca& ED 9rand
o ,ete>s 9rewin%1 a&& !roducts
o Matt 9rewin%1 a&& !roducts
)he fo&&owin% $eers from Samue& Adams3 )he 9oston 9eer *om!any3 are Star1(
;osher"!are:e3 e:en without the Star1( on the &a$e&
o 9&ac; La%er
o 9oston A&e
o 9oston La%er
o 9rown A&e
o *herry 6heat
o *ran$erry Lam$ic
o *ream Stout
o Dou$&e 9oc;
o Hefewei<en
o Ho&iday ,orter Li%ht
o Octo$erfest
o O&d 8e<<iwi%
o ,a&e A&e
o S!rin% A&e
o Summer A&e
o 6hite A&e
o 6inter La%er
*oors ?OU@
Mo&son *anada ?OU@
)he fo&&owin% $eers are under the su!er:ision of the (osher Austra&ia ,arty3 e:en
without any ;osher mar;in% on the &a$e&
o *oo!ers S!ar;&in% A&e
o *oo!ers 9est -Ctra Stout
o *oo!ers S!ecia& O&d Stout
o *oo!ers ,remium La%er
o *oo!ers -Ctra Stron% /inta%e A&e
o A&& :arieties of *oo!ers Home$rew ;its

9OUR9ON
Strai%ht 9our$on ?Sour Mash is a :ariety of 9our$on@ is acce!ta$&e# Some eCam!&es
of 9our$ons are
9oo;ers3 9asi& Hayden3 9a;ers3 (no$ *ree;3 Jac; Danie&Fs3 Jim 9eam3 Ma;erFs
Mar;3 O&d *row3 O&d Branddad3 O&d 6e&&er3 6i&d )ur;ey#
9RAND7 G *OBNA*
A&& $randy and co%nac requires certification since $oth are made from wine#
Some (osher 9randys
o 9ou;ha 8i%?OU@
o *arme& ?OU@
o Her<o% ?OU@
o S!irit of So&omon ?Hisachdus1*R*@
o )ish$i ?OU@
BIN
Bin with no eCtra f&a:ors added is acce!ta$&e# ?Note S&oe Bin is a different &iqueur
and requires certification#@
9om$ay 9rand Sa!!hire Bin is current&y $ein% re:iewed for !ossi$&e ;ashrus issues
and is not recommended unti& further notice#
Bordon>s 8&a:ored Bin ?a&& f&a:ors@ !roduced in the USA3 is (osher certified $y the
cRc#
LIQU-URS
Liqueurs %enera&&y ha:e &ower a&coho& content and are $y nature f&a:ored drin;s#
A&& &iqueurs require certification#
9rands that $ear certification on the &a$e& and may $e used
*hec; the &a$e&s of each $ott&e and each f&a:or for the indicated certification# Some
f&a:ors from the sources &isted $e&ow may $e Dairy and wi&& ha:e a D neCt to the ;osher
sym$o&#
o 2HI Infusion ?OU@
o A:oscotch ?OU@
o Amaretto Disaronno ?OU@
o Ara;1 A&ouf3 -Ctra 8ine ?OU@
o A<mara1 *offee ?OU@
o 9artenura?OU@
o *arme& ?OU@
o *ointreau
o De(uy!er ?OU@
o Desert -Cotics ?OU@
o Dram$u&e1 ?London 9eth Din@
o 8ran%e&ico ?OU@
o Bodi:a ?OU3 OU1D@ 6hite *hoco&ate3 Mi&; *hoco&ate G *arame& are Dairy#
o Herman Jansen ??OU3 London 9eth Din@
o Hon;es ?M( J Montrea&@
o (ah&ua Liquor ?on&y when $earin% OU@
o (a:a1 *offee ?9>dat< 1 -ida Hachareidis@
o (edem ?OU@
o (iKafa ?OU@
o LerouC ?OU@
o L&ord>s ?(of (@
o Me&ody ?OU@
o Merry ?OU@ Irish *ream Liqueur ?!are:e@
o Monfort ?OU@
o ,eacoc; ?*R* Hisachdus@
o ,eter *herry Herrin% ?OU@
o R# Je&ine; 1 S&i:o:it< ?OU@
o Rodri%e< ?OU@
o Sa$ra ?OU@
o S!irit of So&omon ?*R* Hisachdus@
o Star$uc;s *offee Liqueur ?OU@ and *ream Liqueur ?OU1D@ made $y the Jim
9eam *o# current&y ;osher under the OU e:en without desi%nation on the $ott&e# 6hite
*hoco&ate is Dairy
o )aam ,ree ?*R* Hisachdus@
o /in!rom ?Star1(@
NO) R-*OMM-ND-D LIQUORS
9G9 Liqueur= 9ai&eyFs Irish *ream3 9echero:;a3 9enedictine39o&s3 *am!ari3
*aro&ans3 *ham$ord3 *hantreuse3 *rista& A%uaDriente3 Du$onett3 Ba&&iano3 Bo&d
Sch&a%er= Brand Mariner3 Hiram 6a&;er Liqueurs3 L&ord>s?without hash%acha@3 Midori3
Ou<o3 Ra;i3 Sam$uca3 Sch&in; Haus (a$inett3 Sheridans3 Southern *omfort3 Stoc;
from Ita&y3 Swiss (rishwasser3 )ia Maria3 7u;on Jac;#
RUM
Rum %enera&&y requires hash%acha#
L 9acardi ?unf&a:ored :arieties@ is acce!ta$&e without a hechsher on the &a$e&#
L *ru<an 9anana Rum3 -state Li%ht Rum3 ,inea!!&e Rum3 *itrus Rum3 Man%o Rum
L Im!eria& 9rands Hea:y 9ody DMud (eyD Rum !roduced $y 8&orida Disti&&ers
?when $earin% OU@
L Ice$er%3 *anadian Ice$er% /od;a *or! ?when $earin% OU@
L )he Rum Disti&&ery 9&ended Rum3 )he 6est Indies Rum Disti&&ery3 L)D ?when
$earin% OU@
L Don Q Rum ?inc&udin% f&a:ored@ ?when $earin% OU@
R7-
No certification required
SA(-
On&y recommended when $earin% a re&ia$&e (osher sym$o&#
Miya;o ?OU@
Sensei ?when $earin% OU@
)a;ara Sa;e ?OU@
S*O)*H
)he fo&&owin% &ist contains se:era& $rands of Scotch that ha:e $een researched $y the
*hica%o Ra$$inica& *ounci& and found to $e acce!ta$&e#
,&ease ma;e sure to ta;e note of the :inta%e or s!ecia& :ariety &isted as not a&& ty!es
under a !articu&ar &a$e& are recommended#
)his &isted is a wor; in !ro%ress and wi&& $e u!dated as more information $ecomes
a:ai&a$&e# On&y those :arieties of Scotch that were found to $e recommended wi&& $e
!osted# )he criteria used to esta$&ish this &ist was to chec; the &a$e& and !ac;a%in% of
each !articu&ar $rand3 ty!e and :inta%e and ascertain that it was not !roduced usin% any
!ossi$&e questiona$&e methods# Some questiona$&e methods inc&ude scotch a%ed in wine
cas;s such as sherry or !ort3 dua& cas;s3 8rench cas;s or -uro!ean cas;s#
U!dated 4E142145
L A9-R8-LD7 ?D-6AR>S@ E2 7-AR OLD3 EM 7-AR OLD
L ARD9-B E4 7-AR OLD3 E554 1 AIRIBH NAM 9-IS)
L ARRAN E4 7-AR OLD NON1*HILL 8IL)-R-D3 9OUR9ON SINBL- *AS(
L AU*H-N)OSHAN 1 9OUR9ON *AS( EH 7-AR OLD3 2E 7-AR OLD
L 9ALLAN)IN-S E2 7-AR OLD1 $&ended
L 9AL/-NI- EM 7-AR OLD SINBL- 9ARR-L
L 9-N RIA*H E2 7-AR OLD3 E4 7-AR OLD
L 9-NROMA*H )RADI)IONAL3 ORBANI*3 I 7-AR OLD 1 E555 9LA*(
9O))L- E4 7-AR OLD3 M 7-AR OLD
L 9O6MOR- EN 7-AR OLD3 E5N5 *AS( S)R-NB)H 1EH 7-AR OLD
L 9UNNAHA9HAIN E2 7-AR OLD3 EN 7-AR OLD
L *AOL ILA E2 7-AR OLD
L *HI/AS R-BAL E2 7-AR OLD3 EN 7-AR OLD3 RO7AL SALU)- 1 2E 7-AR
OLD
L *L7N-LISH EO 7-AR OLD
L *RABBANMOR- E4 7-AR OLD3 E2 7-AR OLD
L *U))7 SAR( ORIBINAL S*O)S
L DALMOR- E2 7-AR OLD
L DAL6HINNI- EM 7-AR OLD
L D-6ARS E2 7-AR OLD3 SIBNA)UR-3 6HI)- LA9-L
L DIM,L- ,IN*H 1 EM 7-AR OLD
L -LL-NS)O6N E4 7-AR OLD
L 8AMOUS BROUS- 9L-ND-D S*O)*H
L BL-N MORA7 E2 7-AR OLD3 EM 7-AR OLD
L BL-N*ADAM EM 7-AR OLD
L BL-NDULLAN *-N)-NAR7
L BL-N8AR*LAS E4 7-AR OLD
L BL-N8IDDI*H S,-*IAL R-S-R/- E2 7-AR OLD3 *AORAN R-S-R/- 1 E2
7-AR OLD
L BL-N8IDDI*H 2E 7-AR OLD 1RUM *AS( S*O)*H
L BL-NLI/-) E2 7-AR OLD3 EN 7-AR OLD3 NADURRA
L BL-NMORANBI- E4 7-AR OLD3
L ISL- O8 JURA E4 7-AR OLD3 EH 7-AR OLD
L J G 9 RAR-
L JOHN 9ARR R-D3 9LA*(3 9LU- 1 9L-ND-D
L JOHNNI- 6AL(-R R-D LA9-L3 9LA*( LA9-L3 BOLD LA9-L3 9LU- 1
(INB B-ORB- /3 S6INB3 9LU- LA9-L3 BR--N LA9-L
L (INB>S *R-S) 2M 7-AR OLD
L LABA/ULIN EH 7-AR OLD
L LA,HROAIB E4 7-AR OLD3 *AS( S)R-NB)H E4 7-AR OLD3 EM 7-AR
OLD
L LISMOR- SINBL- MAL) 1 NO AB- D-*LARA)ION
L LONBRO6 E4 7-AR OLD
L MIL8ORD N-6 0-ALAND 1 E4 7-AR OLD
L O9AN EO 7-AR OLD
L OLD 8-))-R*AIRN S)ILLMAN>S DRAM 2H 7-AR OLD
L ,RO/-NAN*- 24 7-AR OLD
L S*A,A EO 7-AR OLD
L S,-79URN E4 7-AR OLD
L S,-7SID- E2 7-AR OLD
L S)RA)HISLA E2 7-AR OLD
L )ALIS(-R E4 7-AR OLD
L )OMIN)OUL ,-A)7 )ANB 1 S,-7SID- BL-NLI/-)3 EH 7-AR OLD
)ULLI9ARDIN- E55P DIS)ILLA)ION
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SoKu ?(orean &iquor@
On&y recommended when $earin% a re&ia$&e ;osher sym$o&#
)-QUILLA
)equi&a is made from the a%a:e cactus in MeCico# Accordin% to MeCican &aw any
tequi&a may $e &a$e&ed E44Q a%a:e e:en thou%h it contains no more than MEQ actua&
a%a:e a&coho&A
Howe:er3 $ased on research3 the cRc has identified one ty!e of tequi&a which is
recommended e:en without a hechsher ?Re%u&ar16hite@#
)here are three ty!es of tequi&a on the mar;et
E# Re%u&ar16hite ?a&so ;nown as Si&:er@ tequi&a is recommended# )his c&ear tequi&a
contains either E44Q a%a:e or a miCture of a%a:e and su%ar cane#
2# Bo&d19rown tequi&a is not recommended# )his dar;er tequi&a is a%ed for P months
and may ha:e co&or and f&a:orin% added#
P# Re!osado ?rested @ ?a&so ;nown as S!ecia&@ tequi&a is not recommended# It is
a%ed for H months and in addition to concerns of co&or and f&a:orin%3 %&ycerin may $e
added for density#
Some acce!ta$&e )equi&a $rands
L A%a:e 55 ?with OU@
L Don 9ernardo B ?with OU@
L -& Diamante De& *ie&o ?with OU@
L Herrudura
L Sa&usa
L So& Dios AneKo ?OU@
L So& Dios ,&atinum " 9&anco ?OU@
L Sta&&ion ?with OU@
L
L )ona&a ?with OU@
/-RMOU)H
/ermouth requires certification3 as it is made from wine#
(edem is the on&y $rand readi&y a:ai&a$&e with a ;osher sym$o&#
/OD(A
A&&Domestic ?USA on&y@ non1f&a:ored is acce!ta$&e#
)his a!!&ies on&y to %rain or !otato :od;a# Some :od;as are made with %ra!es3 and
wou&d need a re&ia$&e hash%acha#
Im!orted :od;a requires certification#
)he fo&&owin% unf&a:ored im!orted :od;as are acce!ta$&e im!orts e:en without
certification on the &a$e&
o A$so&ut
o *ho!an
o 9e&:idere
o 8in&andia
o Brey Boose
o Ice$er% ?OU@
o (ett&e One
o ,ro:da ?now has OU@
o Sto&ichnaya ??unf&a:ored3 see $e&ow for f&a:ored@
o )hree O&i:es ?from -n%&and@
o /oC
o 7e:reys;aya
A$so&ut 8&a:ored /od;a ? when $earin% OU@
Bordon /od;as )he fo&&owin% :arieties cRc certified3 e:en without certification on
the &a$e&
o *itrus 8&a:ored
o Oran%e
o 6i&d 9erry
Im!eria& *o&&ection
o Su!er ,remium 1 Su!er ,remium Soft 1 Su!er ,remium Stron% E44
,utin;a /od;a $oth ,e!!er f&a:or and Limited -dition are ;osher e:en without
certification on the &a$e&#
Smirnoff= )he fo&&owin% :arieties are acce!ta$&e3 with (SA on the &a$e&
o /od;as
R 9&ue La$e&
R Red La$e&
R Si&:er &a$e&
o /od;a )wists" Ice 8&a:ors
R 9&ac; *herry
R 9&ue$erry
R *itrus
R *ran$erry
R Breen A!!&e
R Lime
R Oran%e
R Ras!$erry
R /ani&&a
Straw$erry Acai is NO)t certified ;osher#
Smirnoff Ice
R Arctic 9erry
R Breen A!!&e
R ,ome%ranate 8usion
R Ras!$erry 9urst
R 6aterme&on
R 6i&d Bra!e
Non 1f&a:ored Smirnoff Ice inc&udin% the Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Ice )ri!&e
9&ac; contain %ra!e and are not certified (osher#
Smirnoff Raw )ea
o Breen
o Lemon
o Ras!$erry
Sto&ichnaya /od;a?= )he fo&&owin% :arieties are acce!ta$&e3 with OU on the &a$e&
o *innamon 8&a:ored
o *offee 8&a:ored
o Bo&d ,remium Im!orted Russian
o Im!orted Russian
o Lemon 8&a:ored
o Oran%e 8&a:ored
o ,each 8&a:ored
o Ras!$erry 8&a:ored
o Straw$erry 8&a:ored
o /ani&&a 8&a:ored
6HIS(-7 ?inc&udin% *anadian3 Irish3 Ryes@
Any whis;ey3 inc&udin% Irish 6his;ey3 that is a%ed in a wine cas;3 such as Sherry or
,ort3 or a%ed in dua& cas;s3 -uro!ean cas;s or 8rench cas;s shou&d $e a:oided as it is
uncertain if these are ;osher#
9&ended 6his;eys are acce!ta$&e on&y with certification3 un&ess a!!earin% on the
&ist $e&ow
o *anadian J *anadian *&u$ ?re%u&ar on&y3 not *&assic# ,remium or S!ecia&
Reser:e@@
o *anadian Mist
o *rown Roya& ?Ori%ina& On&y1 the cRc does not ha:e information on the new
Sherry cas; :ersion@
o Bi$sons ?M( on &a$e&@
o Sea%ramFs ?/O and I *anadian 9&end on&y3 not American 9&end@
o 6iser>s
6IN-S
A&& wines ser:ed at a cRc e:ent3 re%ard&ess of the &ocation3 host or caterer must
$ear acce!ta$&e certification and must $e me:usha& ?coo;ed@#
*hec; $ott&es for an acce!ta$&e certification and a statement that the wine is
me:usha&# Many Israe&i and 8rench wines are not me:usha&3 so care must $e eCercised#
*arme& 6ines from Israe& must $ear the OU on the &a$e&= some wines !roduced
durin% the shmita year wi&& not ha:e the OU on the &a$e&#
A&fasi wine3 from *hi&e3 is under the O( $ut not a&& are me:usha&# -ach &a$e&
shou&d $e chec;ed#
9AR S)O*( I)-MS
o Any $ar equi!ment ?strainers3 shot measures3 $&enders3 stir rods3 sha;ers3 etc#@
used with non1;osher !roducts and shou&d $e !ro!er&y ;ashered !rior to use for a ;osher
affair# O&i:es J %reen o&i:es require a hechsher3 9&ac; O&i:es !ac;ed in water3 with no
added f&a:ors or co&ors are acce!ta$&e without certification on the &a$e&#
o ,ear& Onions J are !ic;&ed and require a hechsher
o Lemon and Lime J fresh &emon and &imes are used for s&ices3 wed%es and twists
must $e !re!ared usin% a ;osher ;nife and a ;osher cuttin% $oard
o A&& )o$asco $rand hot !e!!er sauce is acce!ta$&e as &on% as it $ears a S(T#
o Other,e!!er Sauces J Dur;ee or 8renchFs with OU on &a$e&
o Maraschino *herries J on&y with acce!ta$&e hash%acha
DRIN( MIU-S
Drin; MiCes require certification
o Some $rands a:ai&a$&e that are acce!ta$&e *oco Lo!e< 1 on&y when $earin% OU
o Boya $rand *ream of *oconut 1 when &a$e&ed D,roduct of Dominican
Re!u$&icD
o Boya $rand *oconut Mi&; when &a$e&ed D,roduct of Dominican Re!u$&icD
o Ho&&and House J on&y when $earin% OU
o Jamaica John ?on&y when $earin% OU@
o Jero J on&y when $earin% O(
o Mr G Mrs )Fs J on&y when $earin% OU
o RoseFs J %renadine and &ime3 with OU on &a$e&
Juices
Juices require certification# Ready1to1drin; Kuices are made in factories that !roduce
a wide ran%e of !roducts3 most&y with hot !roduction# )here are issues of dairy and non1
;osher utensi&s#
Some acce!ta$&e $rands that are &oca&&y a:ai&a$&e are &isted $e&ow a&on% with the
certification that must a!!ear on the container
o A!!&e Juice J (edem ?OU@3 Lan%ers ?OU@3 Indian Summer ?(@3 I8, ?cRc@
o *ran$erry Juice J (edem ?OU@3 Jewe& ?OU@3 I8, ?cRc@3 Lan%ers ?OU@
o Bra!efruit Juice J )ro!icana ?O(@3 Jewe& ?cRc@
o Lemonade J Jewe& ?cRc@
o Oran%e Juice J )ro!icana ?O(@3 Jewe& ?cRc@3 Do&e ?(@3 Dominic;>s1ha&f %a&&on
?cRc@3 Minute Maid1)hese a&& on&y a!!&y to Oran%e Kuice and not necessari&y to other
:arieties
o ,inea!!&e *itrus 1 Do&e ?(@
o )omato Juice J Hein< ?OU@3 Red Bo&d ?OU@3 Hunts ?O(@3 SyscoS*itrus /a&&eyT
?OU@3 Sacramento ?OU@

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