What's good? I am traveling and would like to stock up on things beyond slilovich and kedem potato vodka (feh!)
From today's NYtimes - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/13/din...
Gin and Passover: No Longer Contradictory
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
Except for matzo, anything that’s made with grain is prohibited during Passover. That means the usual spirits distilled from rye, corn or wheat are off limits.
So Distillery No. 209 in San Francisco, the gin company owned by Leslie Rudd, who also owns Dean & DeLuca, is making a kosher gin with neutral spirits distilled from sugar cane (like rum).
Under the Orthodox Union’s supervision (a fancy version of their hechsher, or label, is on the bottle), Mr. Rudd’s distiller and a kosher winemaker have created a fragrant gin with a whisper of sweetness that’s very like the regular No. 209.
The gin was sold on a very limited basis last year and is now available in New York and around the country.
No. 209 kosher for Passover gin, 750 milliliters for $35 to $46, is sold in Manhattan at Crush Wine & Spirits and McCabe’s Wine & Spirits, in Brooklyn at Liquor Galore in Midwood and in Queens at Mayfair Wine & Liquor in Flushing. It is also sold at onlykosherwine.com.