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Passover Liquor - NY

alexandrachel Apr 1, 2010 07:18 AM

I have been trying to find a list of what liquors are kosher for Passover but have not found much information. Does anyone have a full list? More importantly, I am looking to find a bar/restaurant in Manhattan that either adheres to Passover or carries a couple kosher for Passover liquors for this weekend. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks so much.

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    craigcep Apr 1, 2010 07:57 AM

    There are some restaurants around NYC that serve kosher for passover wine. With regard to liquor, there are no liquors that are kosher for passover without special certification because many liquors nowadays are wheat- and grain-based. Some liquors are available though with certification, including vodka, tequila, amaretto and the very special Slivovitz (which doubles as motor fuel). I would check a bigger liquor store to see what they have, especially in a Jewish neighborhood like the Upper West Side.

    1. azcohen Apr 1, 2010 08:30 AM

      I know that SKYVIEW Liquors has a list of everything in their store Kosher for Passover, with liquors on it as well.


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        ferret Apr 1, 2010 08:34 AM

        Understand that much of it is just plain awful. The $20 vodkas can't really stand on their own and the $40 vodka isn't really twice as good. The Slivovitz is good for sipping (but very hash) and the tequila is very pricey (for what it is) and would not be worth it any other time of year.

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          azcohen Apr 2, 2010 06:01 AM

          I agree. Although some of the cognac is nice.

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            ferret Apr 2, 2010 06:48 AM

            Not a big fan of cognac.

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        whitewater Apr 1, 2010 09:02 AM

        Zachlawi makes vodka in plain and various flavors including mojito...Arak is also often Kosher for Passover.

        These are available at the multitude of liquor shops in Brooklyn that carry kosher items, as well as in Cedarhust, LI.

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          jdh11 Apr 1, 2010 09:33 PM

          Bought a bottle of the 209 Gin that is Kosher for Passover (OU-P). It's for a kiddush at shul this shabbat, so I'll let you know the consensus from those who drink it.

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            jdh11 Apr 7, 2010 10:10 AM

            Those who tried the 209 Gin all loved it. The problem is Jews don't drink gin - not during the rest of the year, and not even during Pesach when they can't have their single malts.

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            Pawelec80 Jan 21, 2012 08:51 AM

            www.kosherfactory.eu parhaps not NY but Kedem NJ should soon have it in their portfolio

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              alexandrachel Jan 21, 2012 09:08 AM

              Thanks everyone, now I have info for this year! :)

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                weinstein5 Jan 21, 2012 10:44 AM

                you might also check out or.org and crcweb.org - both provide extensive lists of kosher for passover products including liquors and wines -

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                  vallevin Jan 21, 2012 05:29 PM

                  I guess it's ok to talk about Pesach now.

                  to the OP, most Judaica stores, will carry a Pesach Guide by a Rabbi Blumenkranz. It has absolutely gotten more strict over the years, but it is also a good guide for wines and Liquors. Any kosher restaurant that is open for Pesach this year, and has a liquor license (Le Marais?) will have KLP wines and Liquors.

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                    chazzer Jan 21, 2012 07:30 PM

                    Zachlawi does do kosher for pesach sweet potato vodka that sounds very intresting, I don't think the arak is though. I find their stuff to be of decent quality and love the arak.

                    A few years ago I did try one of the K for P anejo tequilas and thought it was just plan awful.

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