On todays episode we have a glass of Buffalo Traces Kosher Rye Recipe! The process to become kosher is long and complex, but has a big pay off for those of the jewish faith. With Passover starting this week, we wanted to delve into the Kosher process.
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- Buffalo Trace is a very popular and very well known brand.
- They started releasing three bottles under the “Kosher” label in 2020
- There are more bottles of whiskey that are Kosher than what you realize.
- However, buffalo trace claims that this is the first authentic Kosher Whiskey
- Sazerac who owns buffalo trace is run by a jewish chairman, which is what caused the spark of trying to create a kosher whiskey.
- William Goldring is the chairman
- In 2012 William sold new American oak “kosher” barrels to a non-jewish executive employee.
- Which was the start to the kosher line up
- What makes a barrel kosher?
- Is there a cooperage that is kosher certified?
- They were then filled with buffalo trace whiskey and set aside.
- Now in order to remain kosher these barrels have to be overseen and touch by people who were non jewish
- It could not be touch by a jew in order to remain kosher
- These barrels were then aged for at least 7 years, some rumor 8 years, and then the barrels were ready to be bottled
- The bottling lines had to be cleaned prior to having the kosher juice running through them.
- All of this had to be overseen and approved by cRc (Chicago Rabbinical Council)
- Now in true Sazerac fashion, they believe that their product is Superior to all other kosher whiskey
- Quoted saying
- “We realize having a truly certified Kosher whiskey is important to not only the Jewish community, but also a broader audience, and we are pleased that we have the ability to offer it each year to reach this audience”
- But it took them 10 years to even start this process.
- Other companies have been doing it for years
- Now what does it take to be kosher?
- Just like food, the rules of Kashrut (also known as kashrus or kashruth), has to be followed
- A set of dietary laws from the Hebrew bible dictating which foods Jewish People can eat and how those foods may be prepared.
- All of the ingredients and equipment used has to be certified Kosher and has to be cleaned if it contained anything that was not kosher.
- Here are the other companies that have had Kosher for years
- Journeyman distillery = 13 years
- Glenrothes Scotch = 10 years
- Glenmorangie =9 years
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