Kosher Alcohol List

Alcohol

The following is a list produced by the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc) out of Chicago, Illinois. COR, along with several other kosher agencies, uses the list produced by the cRc as a guideline on kosher alcohols and liqueurs.  If you wish to know more about the cRc, please contact them at www.crcweb.org.


Please note that both Scotch and Whiskey have been left off this list, as there are varying opinions on the matter of them being aged in casks that were previously used for wine or wine derivatives. If you have a question regarding these alcohols or any others, please contact COR directly at (416) 635-9550 or at questions@cor.ca.


Items listed as “Recommended” do not require a kosher symbol unless they are marked with a star (*). Due to continual changes in the liquor industry, alcoholic beverages which are certified as kosher are preferable to those which are merely “Recommended”. This list is updated regularly and was last updated on April 11th, 2016. It should be considered accurate until December 31st, 2016.


Bar Stock Items

Bar equipment (strainers, shot measures, blenders, stir rods, shakers, etc.) used with non-kosher products should be properly cleaned and/or kashered prior to use with kosher products.

Recommended
Coco Lopez – Assorted Varieties – OU*
Luxardo – Cherries Marasche – KLBD*
Nielsen Massey – Orange Blossom Water – cRc*
Nielsen Massey – Rose Water – cRc*
Rose’s – Cocktail Infusion Blue Raspberry – OU*
Rose’s – Cocktail Infusion Cranberry Twist – OU*
Rose’s – Cocktail Infusion Sour Apple – OU*
Rose’s – Grenadine – OU*
Rose’s – Mojito Mango – OU*
Rose’s – Mojito Passion Fruit – OU*
Rose’s – Mojito Traditional – OU*
Rose’s – Sweet & Sour (Ready to Use) – OU*
Rose’s – Sweetened Lime Juice – OU*
Rose’s – Triple Sec – OU*
Rose’s Cocktail Infusions – Pomegranate Twist Mix – OU*
Tabasco – Hot Pepper Sauce – K*
Underberg – Natural Herb Bitters – OU*

Other
Bitters – Require Certification
Coconut Milk – Requires Certification
Cream of Coconut – Requires Certification
Lemon – Slices must be prepared using a kosher knife and on a kosher cutting board
Limes – Slices must be prepared using a kosher knife and on a kosher cutting board
Maraschino Cherries – Require Certification
Olives – Black, Domestic – Recommended if packed in water with no added flavours or colours
Olives – Green – Require Certification
Onions – Pearl – Canned or jarred require certification


Beer
All standard unflavoured beers with no additives are acceptable, even without Kosher certification. This applies to both American/Canadian and imported beers, light, dark and non-alcoholic beers. Flavoured beer, including those flavoured with spices, botanicals, or fruits, require hashgachah.

The following are exceptions:

  • Many breweries produce speciality brews that have additives; please check the label and do not assume that all varieties are acceptable.
  • Beers known to be produced at microbreweries, pub breweries, or craft breweries require certification.
  • Milk stouts and other beers which contain lactose, require certification.
  • Beers from Israel require certification to ensure that terumah,ma’aser, shemittah, and related halachos, are observed.

Recommended
800 – Ice Beer – OU*
Alexander – Assorted Varieties – Rabbi Eliezer Simcha Weisz*
Anchor Brewing – Anchor Bock Beer
Anchor Brewing – Anchor California Lager
Anchor Brewing – Anchor Porter
Anchor Brewing – Anchor Small Beer
Anchor Brewing – Anchor Steam Beer
Anchor Brewing – Anchor Summer Wheat Beer
Anchor Brewing – Brekle’s Brown
Anchor Brewing – Humming Ale
Anchor Brewing – Liberty Ale
Anchor Brewing – Old Foghorn Ale
Asahi – Black
Asahi – Select
Asahi – Super Dry
Aspen Edge – Lager – OU*
Blue Moon – Agave Blonde Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Ale-Belgian White – OU*
Blue Moon – Belgian Style Pale Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Belgian White Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Belgium White IPA – OU*
Blue Moon – Blackberry Tart Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Caramel Apple Spiced Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Cinnamon Horchata – OU*
Blue Moon – Cinnamon Horchata Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Crimson Crossing – OU*
Blue Moon – First Peach Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Gingerbread Spiced Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Golden Knot – OU*
Blue Moon – Gran Cru – OU*
Blue Moon – Grape Scott – OU*
Blue Moon – Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Mountain Abbey Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Peanut Butter Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Pine in the Neck Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Rounder Belgian Style Pale Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Spiced Amber Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Spring Blonde Wheat Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Summer Honey Wheat – OU*
Blue Moon – Tongue Thai-ed – OU*
Blue Moon – Valencia Amber Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Valencia Grove Amber – OU*
Blue Moon – Vinely Stomped – OU*
Blue Moon – White India Pale Ale – OU*
Blue Moon – Winter Abbey Ale – OU*
Boulevard Brewing Company – 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Amber Ale (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Boss Tom’s Golden Bock (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Boulevard Pilsner (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Bourbon Barrel Quad (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Bully! Porter (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Chocolate Ale (2014-2015) (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Coffee Ale (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Collaboration #4 (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Dark Truth Ale (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Double-Wide IPA (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Dry Stout (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Funky Pumpkin Sour Ale (Bottles Only ) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Gose (backroads series) (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Grainstorm Black Rye IPA (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Imperial Stout (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Imperial Stout X Aztec (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Imperial Stout X Coffee (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Irish Ale (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Lemon Ginger Radler (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Long Strange Tripel (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Nommo Dubbel (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Nutcracker Ale (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Pale Ale (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Reverb Imperial Pilsner (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Rye-on-Rye (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Saison-Brett (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Single Wide IPA (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Spring Belle Saison (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Tell-Tale Tart (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – The Calling IPA (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – The Sixth Glass (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Two Jokers Double Wit (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – Unfiltered Wheat Beer (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company – ZON Belgian-Style Witbier (Bottles Only) – Vaad of Kansas City
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn American Ale – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Brown Ale – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn East India Pale Ale – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Lager – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Monster Ale – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Oktoberfest – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Pennant Ale – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Pilsner – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Summer Ale – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Weiss Beer – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Winter Ale – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Brooklyn Brewery – Post Road Pumpkin Ale – KCOR
Only products produced in Utica, NY, as printed on the label
Cobra – King – KLBD*
Cobra – Premium – KLBD*
Cobra – Zebra – KLBD*
Coopers – Best Extra Stout – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Birell Brewed Soft Drink – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Celebration Ale – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Dark Ale – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Extra Strong Vintage Ale – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Home Brew Kits – Many products certified by Kosher Australia. Contact the hashgacha for further details.
Coopers – Mild Ale – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Original Pale Ale – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Pilsner 62 – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Premium Lager – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Premium Light – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Sparkling Ale – Kosher Australia
Coopers – Special Old Stout – Kosher Australia
Coors – Banquet Beer – OU*
Coors – Extra Gold Beer – OU*
Coors – Light Beer – OU*
Coors – Light Export Beer – OU*
Coors – Light Export Beer-MCBC – OU*
Coors – Non-Alcoholic Beer – OU*
Coors – Original Beer – OU*
Coors Edge – OU*
Coronita – Cerveza – OK*
Coronita – Extra – OK*
Flying Bison – IPA – KCOR
Flying Bison – Rusty Chain – KCOR
George Killian’s – Irish Red Lager – OU*
Goose Island Beer Co. – 312 Urban Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. – 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. – Autumn Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. – Goose IPA
Goose Island Beer Co. – Green Line Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. – Honker’s Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. – Nut Brown Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. – Oktoberfest
Goose Island Beer Co. – Summer Ale
Goose Island Beer Co. – Ten Hills
Goose Island Beer Co. – Winter Ale
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Bavarian Hefeweizen – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Blonde Bock – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Bohemian Lager – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Czech Style Pilsner – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Dunkelweizen – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Fest Bier – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Hefeweizen – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Hofbrau Bock – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Hopfest – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Marzen – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Oktoberfest – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Sommer Brau – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Summer Brew – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Vienna Lager – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Winter Bock – KCOR
Gordon Biersch Brewing – Winterfest – KCOR
Green Flash Brewing – 30th Street Pale Ale
Green Flash Brewing – Double Stout Black Ale
Green Flash Brewing – Green Bullet
Green Flash Brewing – Hop Head Red
Green Flash Brewing – Imperial IPA
Green Flash Brewing – Jibe Session IPA
Green Flash Brewing – Le Freak Ale
Green Flash Brewing – Palate Wrecker
Green Flash Brewing – Road Warrier
Green Flash Brewing – Soul Style IPA
Green Flash Brewing – West Coast IPA
Grolsch – Premium Lager
Gunther’s – Beer – OK*
Hacker-Pschorr – Munich Gold
Hacker-Pschorr – Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen
Hacker-Pschorr – Weisse
Hamm’s – 3.2% Beer – OU*
Hamm’s – Beer – OU*
Hamm’s – Genuine Draft Beer – OU*
Hamm’s – Non-Alcoholic Beer – OU*
Hamm’s – Special Light Beer – OU*
He’brew Beer – Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Bock Bock – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Chanuka Beer – KSA*
He’brew Beer – David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Death of Contract Brewer Black IPA – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Funky Jewbelation – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale – KSA*
He’brew Beer – HOP Manna IPA – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Jewbelation 19 – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Jewbelation – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Messiah Nut Brown Ale – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Origin Pomegranate Strong Ale – KSA*
He’brew Beer – R.I.P.A. on Rye – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Rejewvenator – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Reunion 15 – KSA*
He’brew Beer – Wishbone Session Double IPA – KSA*
Heineken – Unflavoured
Henry Weinhard’s – Hard Soda Ginger Ale – OU*
Herman Joseph’s – Private Reserve Beer – OU*
Hoegaarden – Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit – KF
Hoegaarden – Hoegaarden Grand Cru – KF
Hoegaarden – Hoegaarden Rosee – KF
Hoegaarden – Hoegaarden White – KF
Howe Sound Brewing – Blueberry Ale – Kosher Check*
Howe Sound Brewing – Cloudburst India White Ale – Kosher Check*
Howe Sound Brewing – Four Way Fruit Ale – Kosher Check*
Howe Sound Brewing – King Heffy – Kosher Check*
Howe Sound Brewing – Whitecap Wheat Ale – Kosher Check*
Icehouse – Beer – OU*
Icehouse – Light Beer – OU*
Innis & Gunn – Original
Innis & Gunn – Rum Aged
Innis & Gunn – Toasted Oak IPA
Israel Beer Breweries – Tuborg Beer (0.5L, 3330ml) – OK*
Jailbreak Brewing – B. Limey Key Lime Pale Ale – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Batch 074 IPA – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Berry’d – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Big Punisher – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Café Kavorka – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Cucumber Saison – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Dew Right – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Enlightened – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Feed the Monkey – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Forbidden – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Gnarles Barley – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Into the Dark – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Kavorka – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Lemon Drop’d – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Made Wit Basil – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Ryemin & Stealin – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Smoke on the Waterfront – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Summer Citrus – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Tamarind Oud Bruin – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – The Infinite – Star-K*
Jailbreak Brewing – Welcome to Scoville – Star-K*
Keystone – Beer – OU*
Keystone – Ice Beer – OU*
Keystone – Light Beer – OU*
Kirin – Ichiban
Kirin – Light
Kirkland Signature – Kirkland Signature Amber Ale – KCOR
Kirkland Signature – Kirkland Signature Belgian Style White – KCOR
Kirkland Signature – Kirkland Signature India Pale Ale – KCOR
Kirkland Signature – Kirkland Signature Pale Ale – KCOR
Lakefront – Big Easy Lager – Star-K*
Lakefront – Bock Dark Lager – Star-K*
Lakefront – Bridge Burner Ale – Star-K*
Lakefront – Cherry Lager – Star-K*
Lakefront – Cream City Pale Ale – Star-K*
Lakefront – East Side Dark Lager – Star-K*
Lakefront – Fixed Gear American Red Ale – Star-K*
Lakefront – Fuel Coffee Stout – Star-K*
Lakefront – Holiday Spice Lager – Star-K*
Lakefront – Klisch Pilsner – Star-K*
Lakefront – New Grist Beer – Star-K*
Lakefront – Oktoberfest – Star-K*
Lakefront – Organic Barleywine – Star-K*
Lakefront – Organic ESB – Star-K*
Lakefront – Pumpkin Lager – Star-K*
Lakefront – Rendezvous Ale – Star-K*
Lakefront – Riverwest Stein – Star-K*
Lakefront – Snake Chaser Stout – Star-K*
Lakefront – White Beer – Star-K*
Leinenkugel – 1888 Bock – OU
Leinenkugel – Berry Weiss Ale – OU
Leinenkugel – Big Butt Doppelbock – OU
Leinenkugel – Canoe Paddler – OU
Leinenkugel – Classic Amber Ale – OU
Leinenkugel – Classic Lager – OU
Leinenkugel – Cranberry Ginger Shandy – OU
Leinenkugel – Creamy Dark – OU
Leinenkugel – Fireside Nut Brown Ale – OU
Leinenkugel – Ginger Shandy – OU
Leinenkugel – Grapefruit Shandy – OU
Leinenkugel – Harvest Patch Shandy – OU
Leinenkugel – Helles Yeah – OU
Leinenkugel – Honey Weiss Ale – OU
Leinenkugel – Imperial Russian Stout – OU
Leinenkugel – Lemon Berry Shandy – OU
Leinenkugel – Oktoberfest – OU
Leinenkugel – Old Fashioned Shandy – OU
Leinenkugel – Orange Shandy – OU
Leinenkugel – Original Beer – OU
Leinenkugel – Red Lager – OU
Leinenkugel – Snowdrift Vanilla Porter – OU
Leinenkugel – Summer Shandy Ale – OU
Leinenkugel – Sunset Wheat Ale – OU
Leinenkugel – Winter’s Bite Cocoa Spice Black Lager – OU
Magnum – Malt Liquor – OU*
Malka – Blonde Ale – Rabbi Eliyahu (Israel)*
Malka – Dry Stout – Rabbi Eliyahu (Israel)*
Malka – Pale Ale – Rabbi Eliyahu (Israel)*
Matt Brewing – Black Cola – KCOR
Matt Brewing – Flying Bison IPA – KCOR
Matt Brewing – Flying Bison Rusty Chain – KCOR
McKenzie River – Tourment Berry 6% Malt Beverage – OU*
McKenzie River – Tourment Berry 9% Malt Beverage – OU*
McKenzie River – Tourment Citrus 6% Malt Beverage – OU*
McKenzie River – Tourment Citrus 9% Malt Beverage – OU*
Mickey’s – Ice Malt Liquor – OU*
Mickey’s – Malt Liquor – OU*
Miller – 64 – OU*
Miller – Chill Beer – OU*
Miller – Fortune – OU*
Miller – Genuine Draft Beer – OU*
Miller – Genuine Draft Light Beer – OU*
Miller – High Life Beer – OU*
Miller – Lite Beer – OU*
Miller – Lite Ice Beer – OU*
Milwaukee’s Best – Beer – OU*
Milwaukee’s Best – Ice Beer – OU*
Milwaukee’s Best – Light Beer – OU*
Modelo – Especial – OK*
Modelo – Light – OK*
Montejo – OK*
Negra Modelo – OK*
New Belgium – 1554 Black Beer – Scroll K
New Belgium – 2 Below – Scroll K
New Belgium – Abbey – Scroll K
New Belgium – Accumulation – Scroll K
New Belgium – Belgo IPA – Scroll K
New Belgium – Blackberry Barley Wine – Scroll K
New Belgium – Blue Paddle – Scroll K
New Belgium – Chocolate Coffee Stout – Scroll K
New Belgium – Citradelic – Scroll K
New Belgium – DIG Pale Ale – Scroll K
New Belgium – Fat Tire – Scroll K
New Belgium – FOCOllaboration – Scroll K
New Belgium – Frambozen – Scroll K
New Belgium – French Aramis IPA – Scroll K
New Belgium – Fresh Hop India IPA – Scroll K
New Belgium – Glutiny Golden Ale – Scroll K
New Belgium – Glutiny Pale Ale – Scroll K
New Belgium – Gratzer Ale – Scroll K
New Belgium – Hop Stout – Scroll K
New Belgium – Hop Tart – Scroll K
New Belgium – Hop the Pond – Scroll K
New Belgium – Hoptober – Scroll K
New Belgium – Long Table Farmhouse Ale – Scroll K
New Belgium – Mighty Arrow – Scroll K
New Belgium – Mothership Wit – Scroll K
New Belgium – Oatmeal IPA – Scroll K
New Belgium – Porch Swing – Scroll K
New Belgium – Portage – Scroll K
New Belgium – Pumpkick – Scroll K
New Belgium – Rampant IPA – Scroll K
New Belgium – Ranger – Scroll K
New Belgium – Rewind IPA – Scroll K
New Belgium – Rolle Bolle – Scroll K
New Belgium – RyePA – Scroll K
New Belgium – Saison Harvest Ale – Scroll K
New Belgium – Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout with Perennial Artisan Ale – Scroll K
New Belgium – Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale – Scroll K
New Belgium – Session IPA (Slow Ride) – Scroll K
New Belgium – Shift Pale Lager – Scroll K
New Belgium – Side Trip – Scroll K
New Belgium – Skinny Dip – Scroll K
New Belgium – Slow Ride – Scroll K
New Belgium – Snapshot Wheat – Scroll K
New Belgium – Snow Day – Scroll K
New Belgium – Somersault – Scroll K
New Belgium – Spring Blonde – Scroll K
New Belgium – Summer Helles – Scroll K
New Belgium – Sunshine – Scroll K
New Belgium – Super IPA – Scroll K
New Belgium – Tour de Fall – Scroll K
New Belgium – Trippel – Scroll K
O’Doul’s – Amber
O’Doul’s – Premium
Olde English 800 – 3.2% Malt Liquor – OU*
Olde English 800 – 7.5% Malt Liquor – OU*
Olde English 800 – Canada Malt Liquor – OU*
Olde English 800 – HG Malt Liquor – OU*
Olde English 800 – Malt Liquor – OU*
Ommegang – Art Of Darkness
Ommegang – BPA
Ommegang – Gnomegang
Ommegang – Hop House
Oskar Blues – Dale’s Pale Ale
Oskar Blues – Deviant Dale’s
Oskar Blues – G’Knight Imperial Red
Oskar Blues – Gubna Imperial IPA
Oskar Blues – Mama’s Little Yella Pills
Oskar Blues – Ten FIDY Imperial Stout
Pacifico Clara – OK*
Pete’s Brewing – Pete’s Wicked Ale – KCOR
Pete’s Brewing – Pete’s Wicked Ralley Cap Ale – KCOR
Pete’s Brewing – Pete’s Wicked Strawberry Blonde – KCOR
Pete’s Brewing – Pete’s Wicked Wanderlust – KCOR
Redbridge – Gluten-Free Beer
Sam Adams – Light – Star-K*
Sam Adams – Sparking Ale – Star K*
Samuel Adams – Alpine Spring – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Belgian Session – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Black and Brew – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Black Lager – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Blackberry Witbier – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Blueberry Hill Lager – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Bonfire Rauchbier – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Boston Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Boston Lager – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Brown Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Cherry Wheat – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Cinder Bock – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Coastal Wheat – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Cold Snap – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Cranberry Lambic – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Cream Stout – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Dark Depths – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Double Agent – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Double Bock – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Downtime Pilsner – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Dunkle Weizen – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – East-West Kolsch – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Escape Route – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Hallertau Imperial Pilsner – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Harvest Pumpkin Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Harvest Saison – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Hazel Brown – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Hefeweizen – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Holiday Porter – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Honey Porter – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Honey Queen – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Hoppy Red – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Imperial Pilsner – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Imperial Stout – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Imperial White Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Irish Red Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Juniper IPA – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Latitude 48 – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Little White Rye – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Maple Pecan Porter – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Mighty Oak Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Nitro Coffee Stout – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Nitro IPA – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Nitro White Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Noble Pils – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Norse Legend – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Octoberfest – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Old Fezziwig – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Pale Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Porch Rocker – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Pumpkin Batch – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Rebel Grapefruit – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Rebel IPA – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Rebel Raw IPA – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Rebel Rider IPA – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Rebel Rouser IPA – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Rustic Saison – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Spring Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Summer Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Tasman Red – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Tetravis – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – The Vixen – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Verloren – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Wee Heavy – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – White Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – White Christmas – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – White Lantern Ale – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Whitewater IPA – Star-K*
Samuel Adams – Winter Lager – Star-K*
Sapparo – Premium
Sapparo – Premium Light
Sapparo – Reserve
Saranac – 4059 Porter – KCOR
Saranac – Adirondack Lager – KCOR
Saranac – Amber Wheat – KCOR
Saranac – Belgian Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Belgian Pale Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Belgian White – KCOR
Saranac – Black & Tan – KCOR
Saranac – Black Bear Bock – KCOR
Saranac – Black Cherry Soda – KCOR
Saranac – Black Diamond Bock – KCOR
Saranac – Black Forest – KCOR
Saranac – Black Lager – KCOR
Saranac – Bock – KCOR
Saranac – Brown Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Caramel Porter – KCOR
Saranac – Chocolate Amber – KCOR
Saranac – Diet Root Beer – KCOR
Saranac – Dry Hop Lager – KCOR
Saranac – Dunkel – KCOR
Saranac – Extra Special Bitter – KCOR
Saranac – Ginger Beer – KCOR
Saranac – Golden Pilsner – KCOR
Saranac – Harvest Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Hefeweizen – KCOR
Saranac – Helles – KCOR
Saranac – Imperial Stout – KCOR
Saranac – India Pale – KCOR
Saranac – Irish Red Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Irish Stout – KCOR
Saranac – Kolsh – KCOR
Saranac – Legacy IPA – KCOR
Saranac – Lemonade – KCOR
Saranac – Light – KCOR
Saranac – Maple Porter – KCOR
Saranac – Marzenbier – KCOR
Saranac – Mocha Stout – KCOR
Saranac – Mountain Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Nut Brown Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Oatmeal Stout – KCOR
Saranac – Oktoberfest – KCOR
Saranac – Orange Cream – KCOR
Saranac – Pale Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Pale Pale Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Pomegranate Wheat – KCOR
Saranac – Pumpkin Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Rauchbier – KCOR
Saranac – Red IPA – KCOR
Saranac – Roggen Bock – KCOR
Saranac – Root Beer – KCOR
Saranac – Rye IPA – KCOR
Saranac – Rye Pale Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Rye Pilsner – KCOR
Saranac – Scotch Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Season’s Best – KCOR
Saranac – Session Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Session IPA – KCOR
Saranac – Shirley Temple – KCOR
Saranac – Single Malt – KCOR
Saranac – Sparkling Organics Acai Berry – KCOR
Saranac – Sparkling Organics Mandarin Orange – KCOR
Saranac – Sparkling Organics Pomegranate Berry – KCOR
Saranac – Stout – KCOR
Saranac – Summer Ale – KCOR
Saranac – Summer Brew – KCOR
Saranac – Traditional Lager – KCOR
Saranac – White IPA – KCOR
Saranac – Wild at Heart – KCOR
Saranac – Wild Hop Pilsner – KCOR
Saranac – Winter Lager – KCOR
Saranac – Winter Wassail – KCOR
Sharp’s – Non Alcoholic Beer – OU*
Shiner Beers – Shiner Bavarian Amber – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Birthday Beer – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Black Lager – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Bock – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Brewers’ Pride – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Commemorator – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Czech Pilsner – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Dopplebock – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Dortmunder – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Double Wheat – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Dunkelweizen – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Farmhouse Ale – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Hefeweizen – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Helles Lager – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Holiday Cheer – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Honey Wheat – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Kolsch – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Kosmos Reserve – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Light – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Light Blonde – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Marzen – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Oktoberfest – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Old-Timer Altbier – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Premium – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Prickly Pear – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Ruby Redbird – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Ryes and Shine – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Smokehaus – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner White Wing – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Wild Hare – KCOR
Shiner Beers – Shiner Winter Ale – KCOR
Steel – Reserve High Gravity 3.2 Malt Liquor – OU
Steel – Reserve High Gravity 6.0 Malt Liquor – OU
Steel – Reserve High Gravity Malt Liquor – OU
Steel – Reserve Triple Export 8.1% Malt Liquor – OU
Steel – Six Malt Liquor – OU
Uinta Brewing – 801 Small Batch Pilsner Beer – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Anglers Pale Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Anniversary Barley Wine – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Baba Black Lager – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Bristlecone Brown Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Contrail White Belgian Style Wheat Beer – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Cutthroat Pale Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Detour Double IPA Beer – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Dubhe Imperial Black IPA – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Gelande Amber Lager – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Golden Spike Hefeweizen – OU*
Uinta Brewing – HooDoo Kolsch Style Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Hop Notch IPA – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Hyve Honey Stung Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – King’s Peak Porter – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Monkshine Belgian Style Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Punk’n Harvest Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Sum’r Organic Summer Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Trader Indian Pale Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Wyld Organic Extra Pale Ale – OU*
Uinta Brewing – Yard Sale Winter Lager – OU*
Utica Club – Light – KCOR
Utica Club – Pilsner – KCOR
Victoria – OK*
Winterfest – Ale – OU*

Not Recommended
21st Amendment Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Abita Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Allagash Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
Barley John’s Brew Pub – Assorted Varieties
Branchline Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
Bud Light – Chelada
Bud Light – Lime
Bud Light Lime – Apple-Ahh-Rita
Bud Light Lime – Cran-Brrr-Rita
Bud Light Lime – Lemon-Ade-Rita
Bud Light Lime – Lime-A-Rita
Bud Light Lime – Mang-O-Rita
Bud Light Lime – Raz-Ber-Rita
Bud Light Lime – Straw-Ber-Rita
Budweiser – Chelada
Cape Ann Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Coast Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
Dock Street Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Flying Dog Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Flying Fish Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
Fordham Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Goose Island Beer Co. – Fulton Street Blend
Goose Island Beer Co. – Gillian
Goose Island Beer Co. – Halia
Goose Island Beer Co. – Juliet
Goose Island Beer Co. – Lolita
Goose Island Beer Co. – Madame Rose
Goose Island Beer Co. – Sofie
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Harpoon Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Heavy Seas Beer – Assorted Varieties
HenHouse Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Holy City Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Lift Bridge Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
Mackeson – Triple Stout Milk Beer
Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
Marston’s Beer Company – Assorted Varieties
Odell Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
Oxbow Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Oyster House Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Port City Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Porterhouse Brewing Company – See The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Redhook Ale Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Rogue Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Shock Top – Assorted Varieties
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
Sixpoint Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Spring House Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Stewart’s Brewing Co. – Assorted Varieties
The Porterhouse Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties
Upright Brewing – Assorted Varieties
Ventnor Brewery – Assorted Varieties
Victory Brewing – Assorted Varieties
Wynkoop Brewing Company – Assorted Varieties


Bourbon
In general, bourbon does not require kosher certification. Two exceptions are:

  • Some have begun adding flavours and/or ageing the liquor in wine casks. Such items would not be acceptable without certification, and consumers can determine if a given liquor has this issue by carefully reading the bottle’s label.
  • Some bourbon companies are owned by Jews who do not sell their chametz; those brands are not recommended and are listed below.

Recommended only if purchased before Pesach 2009/5769
1792 Ridgemont Reserve – Unflavoured
Colonel E.H. Tayler – All Varieties
Colonel Lee – Unflavoured
Fleischmann’s – Unflavoured
Imperial – Unflavoured
Kentucky Gentleman – Unflavoured
Kentucky Tavern – Unflavoured
Old Thompson – Unflavoured
Ten High – Unflavoured
Tom Moore – Unflavoured
Very Old Barton – Unflavoured

Recommended only if purchased before Pesach 2003/5763
Old Rip Van Winkle – Unflavoured
Pappy Van Winkle – Unflavoured
Van Winkle – Unflavoured

Recommended only if purchased before Pesach 1992/5752
Smith Bowman – Unflavoured
Ancient Age – Unflavoured
Antique Collection – Unflavoured
Blanton’s – Unflavoured
Bowman – Unflavoured
Buffalo Trace – Unflavoured
Eagle Rare – Unflavoured
Elmer T Lee – Unflavoured
Experimental Collection – Unflavoured
George T. Stagg – Unflavoured
Hancock’s Presidents Reserve – Unflavoured
McAffee’s Benchmark – Unflavoured
Old Charter – Unflavoured
Old Weller – Unflavoured
Rock Hill Farms – Unflavoured
Stagg Jr. – Unflavoured
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac – Unflavoured
Virginia Gentleman – Unflavoured
W L Weller – Unflavoured
William Larue Weller

Recommended
Bakers – Unflavoured
Basil Hayden – Unflavoured
Black Maple Hill – Unflavoured
Bookers – Unflavoured
Elijah Craig – Unflavoured
Evan Williams – Unflavoured
Four Roses – Unflavoured
Heaven Hill – Unflavoured
Hirsch – Unflavoured
Jim Beam – Apple – OU
Jim Beam – Black
Jim Beam – Devil’s Cut
Jim Beam – Honey – OU
Jim Beam – Kentucky Fire – OU
Jim Beam – Maple – OU
Jim Beam – Red Stag Black Cherry – OU
Jim Beam – Red Stag Hardcore Cider – OU
Jim Beam – Red Stag Honey Tea – OU
Jim Beam – Red Stag Spiced – OU
Jim Beam – Signature Craft – 12 years
Jim Beam – Unflavoured
Journeyman Distillery – Featherbone Bourbon – Kosher Organics*
Knob Creek – Unflavoured
Koval – Bourbon – OU*
Larceny – Unflavoured
Lion’s Pride – Bourbon – OU*
Maker’s 46 – Unflavoured
Maker’s Mark – Unflavoured
Michter’s – Unflavoured
Noah’s Mill – Unflavoured
Old Crow – Unflavoured
Old Fitzgerald – Unflavoured
Old Grand-Dad – Unflavoured
Old Pogue – Unflavoured
Parker’s – Unflavoured
Prichard’s – Unflavoured
Rowans Creek – Unflavoured
Traverse City – Cherry Infused Bourbon – cRc*
Traverse City – Straight Bourbon Whiskey – cRc*
Traverse City – Straight Bourbon Whiskey Port Barrel Finish – cRc*
Wild Turkey Bourbon – Unflavoured
Willett – Unflavoured
Woodford Reserve – Unflavoured

Not Recommended
Early Times – Fire Eater
FEW Spirits – Bourbon Whiskey
Fireball – Cinnamon Whisky
Jim Beam – Signature Craft – Rare Spanish Brandy
Knob Creek – Smoked Maple
Rough Rider – Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Wild Turkey – American Honey Sting


Brandy
Brandy and cognac require certification. Fruit brandy also requires certification. Kosher Brandy and Cognac are inherently mevushal.

Recommended
Boukha Bokobsa – Fig Alcohol – OU*
Carmel – 100 Brandy – OU*
Carmel – 777 Brandy – OU*
Clear Creek – Blue Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) – Oregon K* Kosher for Passover
Clear Creek – Kirschwasser (Cherry Brandy) – Oregon K* Kosher for Passover
Dettling – Baschemeiri – OU*
Dettling – Bio-Kirsch – OU*
Dettling – Brenzerkirsch – OU*
Dettling – Cuvee Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Dolleseppler – OU*
Dettling – Extra Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Holzfassgereift Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Honey Cherry Liquer (Honigkirschlikor) – OU*
Dettling – Jahrgang Kirshwasser – OU*
Dettling – Kirsch Bourbon – OU*
Dettling – Kirschliker – OU*
Dettling – Lampnestler Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Langstieler Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Lauerzer Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Reserve Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Ruetis Kirsch – OU*
Dettling – Steinweich Sol – OU*
Dettling – Superieur Vieux Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Weichsel – OU*
Dettling – Wildkirsche Kirschwasser – OU*
Dettling – Zopfkirsche Kirschwasser – OU*
Givon – Traditional Brandy – OK* Kosher for Passover
Herman Jansen – Brandy Apricot – KLBD*
Herman Jansen – Brandy Cherry – KLBD*
Herman Jansen – Brandy Peach – KLBD*
Herzog French – Boukha Fig Brandy – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Koval – Assorted Varieties – OU*
Sabra Liqueurs – Grand Sabra Orange Brandy – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Tishbi (Israel) – Orange Brandy – OU*
Zwack – Kosher Slivovitz – OU*
Zwack – Kosher Slivovitz Reserve – OU*


Cognac
Brandy and cognac require certification. Fruit brandy also requires certification. Kosher Brandy and Cognac are inherently mevushal.

Recommended
Dupuy – Cognac VS – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Dupuy – Cognac VSOP – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Dupuy – Cognac XO – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Herzog French – Cognac Louis Royer VS – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Herzog French – Cognac Louis Royer VSOP – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Herzog French – Cognac Louis Royer XO – OU-P* Kosher for Passover


Gin
Unflavoured gin is acceptable unless the label states that it is produced from grapes, wine, milk, lactose, or whey. Special attention should be paid to:

  • Gin from France, New Zealand, and Australia, and
  • Gin which contains added flavour.

Sloe Gin is a liqueur and requires certification.

Recommended
Bombay – Original Gin – BIR
Bombay – Star of Bombay – BIR
Bombay Sapphire – East Gin – BIR
Bombay Sapphire – London Dry Gin – BIR
Bootlegger21 – Gin – OU*
Brokers Gin – Premium London Dry – KLBD*
Bulldog – Gin – KIR*
Canadian Iceberg – London Dry Gin – OU*
Distillery No. 209 – Gin – OU* (Kosher for Passover when bearing OU-P)
Dripping Springs – Gin – HKA
Hendrick’s – Gin
Journeyman Distillery – Billberry Black Hearts Aged Barrel Gin – Kosher Organics*
Journeyman Distillery – Billberry Black Hearts Gin – Kosher Organics*
Sylvan – Dry Gin – OU*
Yahara Bay – Extra Dry Gin – cRc*

Not Recommended
FEW Spirits – American Gin
FEW Spirits – Barrel Gin


Liqueur
Liqueurs are, by definition, flavoured drinks and require certification. Sometimes a liqueur is referred to as an aperitif or cordial. Some examples of liqueurs are the beverages known as Alexander, Amaretto, Arak, Curacao, Eggnog, Goldwasser, Grasshopper, and Sloe Gin.

Recommended
Cointreau – Liqueur – KF
DeKuyper – Alabama Slammer – OU*
DeKuyper – Apricot Flavoured Brandy OU-D*
DeKuyper – Berry Fusion Pucker – OU*
DeKuyper – Blood Orange – OU*
DeKuyper – Blueberry – OU*
DeKuyper – Buttershots – OU*
DeKuyper – Cactus Juice – OU*
DeKuyper – Cherry Pucker – OU*
DeKuyper – Coffee Liqueuer – OU*
DeKuyper – Cranberry – OU*
DeKuyper – Crème de Almond – OU*
DeKuyper – Ginger – OU*
DeKuyper – Grape Pucker – OU*
DeKuyper – Hazelnut Schnapps (Dairy) – OU-D*
DeKuyper – Island Punch Pucker – OU*
DeKuyper – Kamikaze – OU*
DeKuyper – Lemon Drop – OU*
DeKuyper – Michigan Cherry – OU*
DeKuyper – Mixed Berry Medley – OU*
DeKuyper – Peach Pucker – OU*
DeKuyper – Peche – OU*
DeKuyper – Pomegranate – OU*
DeKuyper – Razzmatazz – OU*
DeKuyper – Red Apple – OU*
DeKuyper – Red Headed Shot – OU*
DeKuyper – Sour Apple Pucker – OU*
DeKuyper – Spearmint – OU*
DeKuyper – Strawberry Passion – OU*
DeKuyper – Strawberry Patch – OU*
DeKuyper – Triple Sec – OU*
DeKuyper – Tropical Coconut – OU*
DeKuyper – Tropical Pineapple – OU*
DeKuyper – Vanilla – OU*
DeKuyper – Washington Apple – OU*
DeKuyper – Watermelon Pucker – OU*
DeKuyper – Watermelon Squeeze – OU*
Disaronno – Disaronno Originale – OU*
Drambuie – Liqueur – KLBD*
Drambuie – 15 Speyside Malt Whiskey – KLBD*
Frangelico – Liqueur – OU*
Godiva – Caramel Liqueur – OU-D*
Godiva – Chocolate Liqueur – OU-D*
Godiva – Dark Chocolate Liqueur – OU*
Godiva – Mocha Liqueur – OU-D*
Godiva – White Chocolate Liqueur – OU-D*
Herman Jansen – Advocaat – KLBD*
Herman Jansen – Chocolate Mint – KLBD*
Herman Jansen – Kummel – KLBD*
Herman Jensen – Triple Sec – KLBD*
John DeKuyper & Sons – Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur – OU*
John DeKuyper & Sons – Crave Chocolate Chili Liqueur – OU*
John DeKuyper & Sons – Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur – OU*
John DeKuyper & Sons – Crave Chocolate Truffle – OU*
Journeyman Distillery – Snaggle Tooth Coffee Liqueur – Kosher Organics*
Koval – Assorted Varieties – OU*
Leroux – Amaretto Di Estasi – OU*
Leroux – Anisette – OU*
Leroux – Apple Schnapps – OU*
Leroux – Apricot Flavoured Brandy – OU*
Leroux – Blue Curacao – OU*
Leroux – Butterscotch – OU*
Leroux – Cherry Flavoured Brandy – OU*
Leroux – Cinnamon – OU*
Leroux – Coffee Flavoured Brandy – OU*
Leroux – Cream de Banana – OU*
Leroux – Crème de Cacao Brown – OU*
Leroux – Crème de Cacao White – OU*
Leroux – Crème de Cassis – OU*
Leroux – Crème de Menthe Green – OU*
Leroux – Crème de Menthe White – OU*
Leroux – Crème de Noya – OU*
Leroux – Ginger Flavoured Brandy – OU*
Leroux – Kirshwasser Flavoured Brandy – OU*
Leroux – Melon – OU*
Leroux – Orange Curacao – OU*
Leroux – Peach Schnapps – OU*
Leroux – Polish Blackberry Flavoured Brandy – OU*
Leroux – Raspberry – OU*
Leroux – Rock and Rye – OU*
Leroux – Root Beer – OU*
Leroux – Sloe Gin – OU*
Leroux – Sour Apple – OU*
Leroux – Sour Watermelon – OU*
Leroux – Spearmint Schnapps – OU*
Leroux – Strawberry – OU*
Leroux – Tempo Triple Sec – OU*
Leroux – Triple Sec – OU*
Luxardo – Amaretto di Saschira – KLBD*
Luxardo – Aperitivo – KLBD*
Luxardo – Limoncello – KLBD*
Luxardo – Maraschino Originale – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sambuca Chili & Spices – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sambuca Cola – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sambuca dei Cesari – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sambuca Passione Nera – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sambuca Pear – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sambuca Raspberry – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sambuca Spiced Apple – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sambuca Morlacco Cherry – KLBD*
Luxardo – Sour Apple – KLBD*
Pallini – Limoncello – 1K Kosher
Patron – Citronge Lime
Patron – Citronge Orange
Patron – XO Café
Patron – XO Café Dark Cocoa
Patron – XO Café Incendio
Peter Heering – Cherry Liqueur – OU*
Peter Heering – Coffee Liqueur – OU*
Sabra Liqueurs – Sabra Coffee – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Sabra Liqueurs – Sabra Orange Chocolate – OU-P* Kosher for Passover
Senior & Co. – Blue Curacao of Curacao – Star-K*
Senior & Co. – Chocolate Curacao of Curacao – Star-K*
Senior & Co. – Clear Curacao of Curacao – Star-K*
Senior & Co. – Coffee Curacao of Curacao – Star-K*
Senior & Co. – Green Curacao of Curacao – Star-K*
Senior & Co. – Orange Curacao of Curacao – Star-K*
Senior & Co. – Red Curacao of Curacao – Star-K*
Senior & Co. – Rum Raisin Curacao of Curacao – Star-K*

Not Recommended
B&B Liqueur – Assorted Varieties
Bailey’s Irish Cream – Assorted Varieties
Benedictine
Evan Williams – Cherry
Evan Williams – Fire
Evan Williams – Honey
Evan Williams – Peach
Forty Creek – Cream
GoldSchlager
Grand Marnier
Kahlua – Assorted Varieties
Llord’s – Assorted Varieties
Rumchata
Sambuca
St-Germain
Tia Maria
Wild Turkey – American Honey
Yukon Jack


Mead
Mead requires certification since some contain kosher sensitive ingredients such as wine or flavours.

Recommended
Honey Run – Blackberry Honey Wine – OU*
Honey Run – Cherry Honey Wine – OU*
Honey Run – Cranberry Honey Wine – OU*
Honey Run – Elderberry Honey Wine – OU*
Honey Run – Mead Honey Wine – OU*
Munro Honey – Black Currant Melomel – COR*
Munro Honey – Blueberry Melomel Honey Wine – COR*
Munro Honey – Buckwheat Honey – COR*
Munro Honey – Comb Honey – COR*
Munro Honey – Cranberry Melomel Honey Wine – COR*
Munro Honey – Dry Mead Honey Wine – COR*
Munro Honey – Golden Aged Mead – COR*
Munro Honey – Mead Honey Wine – COR*
Munro Honey – Raspberry Melomel Honey Wine – COR*
Munro Honey – Sunshine Brand Honey – COR*
Munro Honey – Sweet Mead Honey Wine – COR*


Other Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic beverages (e.g. bitters, hard cider, Japanese whisky, white whisky) other than varieties noted elsewhere on this list require certification.

Recommended
Angry Orchard – Green Apple Cider – Star-K
Angry Orchard – Honey Apple Cider – Star-K
Angry Orchard – Knotty Pear Cider Star-K
Angry Orchard – Old-Fashioned Cider Star-K*
Angry Orchard – Orchard’s Edge Knotty Pear Cider – Star-K
Angry Orchard – Orchard’s Edge Old-Fashioned Cider – Star-K
Buzzballz – Assorted Varieties – Dallas Kosher* – Some varieties are Dairy – Cholov Stam as noted by the Dairy symbol.
J.K.’s Scrumpy – Northern Neighbor Cider – Michigan Kosher Supervisors
J.K.’s Scrumpy – Winterruption Cider – Michigan Kosher Supervisors
Jack Daniels – Gentleman Jack
Journeyman Distillery – Humdinger Jalapeno Spirit – Kosher Organics*
Lucid – Lucid Absinthe Superior – OU*
Nahmias et Fils – Mahia – OU*
Parrot Bay – Mojito – KSA*
Parrot Bay – Strawberry Daquiri – KSA*
Redd’s – Assorted Varieties – OU*
Smith & Forge – Hard Cider – OU*
Smith & Froge – Hard Cider Tennessee Barrel – OU*
Strongbow – Apple Cider Cinnamon – KF*
Strongbow – Apple Cider Ginger – KF*
Strongbow – Gold Apple Cider – KF*
Strongbow – Gold Cider – KF*
Strongbow – Honey and Apple Cider – KF*
Tropic Chillerz – Assorted Varieties – Dallas Kosher* – Some varieties are Dairy – Cholov Stam as noted by the Dairy symbol.
Twisted Tea – Blueberry – Star-K*
Twisted Tea – Cranberry – Star-K*
Twisted Tea – Half and Half – Star-K*
Twisted Tea – Lemon – Star-K*
Twisted Tea – Mango – Star-K*
Twisted Tea – Original (Lemon) – Star-K*
Twisted Tea – Peach – Star-K*
Twisted Tea – Sun Tea Style – Star-K*
Twisted Tea – Sweet Tea – Star-K*

Not Recommended
Jack Daniels – Winter Jack Tennesee Cider


Rum
Unflavoured rum is recommended without hashgacha unless the label indicates that it was aged or finished in wine casks.

Recommended
Bacardi – Aged 8 Years
Bacardi – Black
Bacardi – Gold
Bacardi – Superior
Captain Morgan – White Rum
Cruzan – Banana Rum – OU
Cruzan – Black Cherry Rum – OU
Cruzan – Black Strap Rum – OU
Cruzan – Blueberry Lemonade Flavoured Rum – OU
Cruzan – Citrus Rum – OU
Cruzan – Coconut Rum – OU
Cruzan – Dark Rum 151 – OU
Cruzan – Dark Rum 80 – OU
Cruzan – Guava Rum – OU
Cruzan – Light Rum 80 – OU
Cruzan – Mango Rum – OU
Cruzan – Orange Rum – OU
Cruzan – Peach Rum – OU
Cruzan – Pineapple Rum – OU
Cruzan – Raspberry Rum – OU
Cruzan – Spiced Rum – OU
Cruzan – Strawberry Rum – OU
Don Q – Anejo – OU*
Don Q – Coco – OU*
Don Q – Cristal – OU*
Don Q – Don Q Limon – OU*
Don Q – Don Q Mojito – OU*
Don Q – Gold – OU*
Don Q – Grand Anejo – OU*
Don Q – Pasion – OU*
Iceberg – Rum Gold – OU*
Iceberg – Rum Silver – OU*
Journeyman Distillery – Road’s End Rum – Kosher Organics*
Jumbie – Rum Jumbie Liqueur – OU*
Jumbie – Rum Jumbie Splash – Coconut – OU*
Jumbie – Rum Jumbie Splash – Mango – OU*
Jumbie – Rum Jumbie Splash –Pineapple – OU*
Jumbie – Rum Jumbie Splash – Vanilla – OU*
Jumbie – Rum Jumbie Splash – Wild Passion Fruit – OU*
Myers’s Rum – Legend
Myers’s Rum – Original Dark
Myers’s Rum – Platinum White
Ron Abuelo – 12 Anos – OU*
Ron Abuelo – 7 Anos – OU*
Ron Abuelo – Anejo – OU*
Ron Abuelo –Centuria – OU*
Yahara Bay – Premium Rum – cRc*

Not Recommended
Bacardi – Flavoured/Spiced
Bacardi – Oakheart
Leblon – Cachaca


Rye
In general, rye does not require kosher certification. Two exceptions are:

  • Some have begun adding flavours and/or ageing the liquor in wine casks. Such items would not be acceptable without certification, and consumers can determine if a given liquor has this issue by carefully reading the bottle’s label.
  • Some rye companies are owned by Jews who do not sell their chametz; those brands are not recommended and are listed below.

Nevertheless, due to potential kosher considerations regarding flavourings and blending materials used in standard Rye Whiskey, it is preferable to only use products labelled as “Straight” Rye Whiskey.

Recommended only if purchased before Pesach 2009/5769
Colonel E.H. Taylor – All Varieties
Fleischmann’s – Unflavoured

Recommended only if purchased before Pesach 2003/5763
Van Winkle Family Reserve – Unflavoured

Recommended only if purchased before Pesach 1992/5752
Sazerac Rye – Unflavoured, including 18 Year Old

Recommended
Journeyman Distillery – Ravenswood Rye Whiskey – Kosher Organics*
Koval – Assorted Varieties – OU*
Lion’s Pride – Assorted Varieties – OU*

Not Recommended
Angel’s Envy – Rye
FEW Spirits – Rye Whiskey


Sake
Sake requires certification.

Recommended
Kikkoman – Salted Sake – OU*
Kikusui – Beni Kiksui Plum Sake (10%) – OU*
Kikusui – Genroku Sake – OU*
Kikusui – Junmai Dai Ginjo Sake (40%) – OU*
Kikusui – Junmai Ginjo Organic Sake (55%) – OU*
Kikusui – Junmai Ginjo Sake (55%) – OU*
Kikusui – Junmai Shu Sake (70%) – OU*
Kikusui – Kuramitsu – OU*
Kikusui – Nigori Sake (55%) – OU*
Kikusui – Sakamai Sake (40%) – OU*
Miyako – Cooking Sake – OU*
Miyako – Sake – OU*
Mizkan – Sake Cooking Wine – OU*
Ozeki – Cooking Sake – OK*
Ozeki – Ginjo Premier – OK*
Ozeki – JFC Mirin – OK*
Ozeki – JFC Salted Mirin – OK*
Ozeki – Kikkoman Manjo Mirin OK
Ozeki – Nigori Sake – OK*
Ozeki – Ozeki Sake – OK*
Ozeki – Ozeki Sake Dry – OK*
Ozeki – Premier Sake – OK*
Ozeki – Sakashio – OK*
Ozeki – Sake Go – OK*
Ozeki – Sake Kasu (Sake Less) – OK*
Ozeki – Sake Platinum – OK*
Ozeki – Sake Pure – OK*
Ozeki – Salted Mirin/Kappo Mirin – OK*
Ozeki – Sensei Sake – OK*
Ozeki – Shiro Sasa Nigori Unfiltered Sake – OK*
Ozeki – Tan Rei – OK*
SAN-J – Organic Sake Tamari – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Daiginjo – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Gyukaku Nigori – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Nama Sake – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Nama Sake Made With Organic Rice – OU*
Sho Shiku Bai – Nigori Crème de Sake (Unfiltered Sake) – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Nigori Premium – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Nigori Sake (Unfiltered Sake) – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Premium Ginjo Sake – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Premium Junmai Sake – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Rei – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Sake Extra Dry – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Sake Kasu – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Sake Light – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Sake Regular – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Sake Salted – OU*
Sho Chiku Bai – Sake Salted-12.5% Alcohol – OU*
Takara – Mirin-Fu – OU*
Takara Masamune – Mirin – OU*
Takara Masamune – Mirin-Salted – OU*
Takara Masamune – Sake Regular – OU*
Takara Mirin – Mirin – OU*
Takara Sake – Koshu Masamune – OU*
Takara Sake – Organic Mirin Salted – OU*
Takara Sake – Organic Sake Salted – OU*
Takara Sake – Sake A – OU*
Takara Sake – Sake M- OU*
Takara Sierra – Sierra Cold Sake – OU*


Soju
Soju requires certification.


Tequila
Unflavoured tequila is recommended without hashgacha unless the label indicates that it was aged or finished in wine casks.

Recommended
1800 – Silver
Agave 99 – Tequilla – OU*
Gran Patron – Piedra
Gran Patron – Platinum
Patron – Anejo
Patron – Resposado
Patron – Silver
Roca Patron – Anejo
Roca Patron – Reposado
Roca Patron – Silver
Stallion – Tequila – OU*
Tonala – Tequila – OU*

Not Recommended
1800 – Coconut Tequila
1800 – Milenio
Gran Patron – Burdeos


Vermouth
Vermouth requires certification since it is made from wine.

Recommended
Allegro – Vermouth Cooking Wine – OU*
International Bazaar – Vermouth Cooking Wine – OU*
Kedem – Vermouth Dry – OU*
Kedem – Vermouth Sweet – OU*


Vodka
Unflavoured vodka is acceptable unless the label states that it is produced from grapes, wine, milk, lactose, or whey. Special attention should be paid to:

  • Vodka from France, New Zealand and Australia, and
  • Vodka which contains added flavour.

Recommended
Absolut – 100 – OU*
Absolut – Apeach – OU*
Absolut – Apple – OU*
Absolut – Berri Acai – OU*
Absolut – Brooklyn – OU*
Absolut – Cherrys – OU*
Absolut – Citron – OU*
Absolut – ELYX – OU*
Absolut – Kurant – OU*
Absolut – Los Angeles – OU*
Absolut – Mandrin – OU*
Absolut – Mango – OU*
Absolut – Oak – OU*
Absolut – Original – OU*
Absolut – Pears – OU*
Absolut – Peppar – OU*
Absolut – Raspberri – OU*
Absolut – Ruby Red – OU*
Absolut – S.F. – OU*
Absolut – Tropics – OU*
Absolut – Vanilia – OU*
Absolut – Wild Tea – OU*
Aviv – 613 Vodka – OU*
Belvedere – Unflavoured
Bootlegger21 – Vodka – OU*
Canadian Iceberg – Vodka – OU*
Chopin – Unflavoured
Distillery No. 209 – Vodka – OU* – Kosher for Passover when bearing OU-P
Dripping Springs – 1876 Vodka – HKA
Dripping Springs – Orange Vodka – HKA
Dripping Springs – Vodka – HKA
Finlandia – Unflavoured
Gordon’s – Citrus Flavoured Vodka – cRc
Gordon’s – Orange Vodka – cRc
Gordon’s – Vodka – cRc
Grey Goose – La Poire
Grey Goose – Le Citron
Grey Goose – L’Orange
Grey Goose – Unflavoured
Journeyman Distillery – Red Arrow Vodka – Kosher Organics*
Kettle One – Unflavoured
Koval – Assorted Varieties – OU*
Luksusowa – Potato Vodka – OK*
North Shore – Unflavoured
Rodrigues Markland Cottage Wines – Sedna Vodka – COR*
Rokker – Premium Vodka – cRc*
Smirnoff – Blue Label – KSA*
Smirnoff – Red Label – KSA*
Smirnoff – Root Beer Float – KSA* Dairy – Chalav Stam
Smirnoff – Silver Label – KSA*
Smirnoff Ice – Green Apple – KSA*
Smirnoff Ice – Mango – KSA*
Smirnoff Ice – Pineapple – KSA*
Smirnoff Ice – Raspberry Burst – KSA*
Smirnoff Ice – Wild Grape – KSA*
Smirnoff Sorbet – Light Lemon – KSA*
Smirnoff Sorbet – Light Mango Passionfruit – KSA*
Smirnoff Sorbet – Light Pineapple Coconut – KSA*
Smirnoff Sorbet – Light Raspberry Pomegranate – KSA*
Smirnoff Sorbet – Summer Strawberry – KSA*
Smirnoff Sorbet – White Peach – KSA*
Smirnoff Sours – Fruit Punch – KSA*
Smirnoff Sours – Green Apple – KSA*
Smirnoff Sours – Watermelon – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Amaretto – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Blueberry – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Cherry – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Cinna Sugar – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Citrus – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Coconut – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Cranberry – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Double Black – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Espresso – KSA* Dairy – Chalav Stam
Smirnoff Vodka – Fluffed Marshmallow – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Green Apple – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Iced Cake – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Kissed Caramel – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Lime – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Mango – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Melon –KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Orange – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Passionfruit – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Peach – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Pear – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Pineapple – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Pomegranate – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Raspberry – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Root Beer – KSA* Dairy – Chalav Stam
Smirnoff Vodka – Strawberry – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Vanilla – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Whipped Cream – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – White Grape – KSA*
Smirnoff Vodka – Wild Honey – KSA*
Stoli – Chocolat Kokonut – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Blackberi – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Chocolat Razberi – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Citros – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Cranberi – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Gala Applik – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Ohranj – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Persik – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Razberi – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Salted Karamel – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Sticki – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Strasberi – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Vanil – OU*
Stoli – Stoli White Pomegranik – OU*
Stoli – Stoli Wild Cherri – OU*
Stoli – Stolichnaya Elit Vodka – OU*
Stoli – Stolichnaya Hot – OU*
Stoli – Stolichnaya Imported Russian Vodka – OU*
Stolichnaya – Imported Premium Vodka – OU*
Stolichnaya – Stolichnaya Gold Vodka – OU*
Stolichnaya – Unflavoured
Svedka – Cherry Flavoured Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Citron Flavoured Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Colada Flavoured Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Mango Pineapple Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Orange Cream Pop Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Peach Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Raspberry Flavoured Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Strawberry Coloda Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Strawberry Lemonade Vodka – cRc*
Svedka – Swedish Vodka 100% Proof – cRc*
Svedka – Vodka 80 Proof – cRc*
Taaka – Vodka (Unflavoured)
Three Olives (from England) – Unflavoured
Three Rangers – Organic Vodka – OU*
Tito’s – Handmade Vodka – OU*
Van Gogh – Acai Blueberry – OU*
Van Gogh – Black Cherry – OU*
Van Gogh – Cool Peach – OU*
Van Gogh – Double Espresso – OU*
Van Gogh – Dutch Chocolate – OU*
Van Gogh – Espresso – OU*
Van Gogh – Raspberry – OU*
Van Gogh – Rich Dark Chocolate – OU*
Van Gogh – Unflavoured – OU*
VanGogh – Vodka Blue – OU*
Vox – Unflavoured
Wybowora – Original Vodka – Rabbi Schudrich
Yahara Bay – Premium Vodka – cRc*

Not Recommended
Beluga – Vodka
Black Cow
Cooranbong – Vodka
DiVine – Vodka
Grey Goose – VX
Hangar 1 – Vodka
Idol – Vodka
Napa – Vodka
Primo – Vodka
Roth – California Vodka
Taaka – Flavoured Vodka (Assorted Varieties)
Ursus – Flavoured Vodkas
Zubrowka Flavoured Vodka


Wine
Wine (including fruit wine) requires certification. Wine served at cRc certified events must be mevushal.

Other
Carmel – OU*- Some wines are produced during the shmittah year and do not have the OU on the label.

2 thoughts on “Kosher Alcohol List

  1. Hi, I noticed that it says Sierra Nevada Brewery is Recommended but on the CRC alcohol list the whole brewery is under the category of Not-Recommended. (chametz sh’avar alav hapesach).. Is there a reason for this difference of opinions? I would like to know because i have some in my fridge…
    Thanks

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