passover alcohol

Jewish Flavor Enters The Whiskey Market

A new members-only whiskey community, Single Cask Nation, is trending with the Jewish community.
06/04/2013 - 20:00
Food & Wine Editor

In 2010 Joshua Hatton attended New York’s Whiskyfest and noticed that in a crowd of about 3,500 people, over a third of them were Jewish. In that moment, he came up with the idea of catering to Jewish whiskey enthusiasts.

“There’s more kippot than there are kilts at these events,” Hatton said. “It seemed like the smart thing to do.”

The result of that brainstorm: the Jewish Whisky Company, an independent bottling company that adheres to the laws of kashrut, and Single Cask Nation, its members-only club. The company is just about to deliver its second release of high-quality single cask whiskies to its members.

Single Cask Nation's first annual Whisky Jewbilee last October. Photo courtesy Jason Johnstone-Yellin

Whole Lot Of Shaking For Passover

Cocktails and punches to enliven a festive gathering.
Special To The Jewish Week
02/27/2013 - 19:00

Until fairly recently, kosher-for-Passover alcoholic alternatives to wine were pretty much limited to young-and-fiery Slivovitz (an acquired taste) or rotgut Israeli vodka or gin. These days, thankfully, there are a growing number of quality kosher-for-Passover spirits, including several kosher-for-Passover Cognacs, liqueurs, kirshwasser, and even quality, boutique-made, kosher-for-Passover gin, vodka, and Slivovitz.

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