My Kosher Single Malt Scotch Whisky List
1. To Download
"Sherry Cask Usage in Scottish Whisky Industry New Version 2023":
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2. To Download
"Bourbon Barrels Used in the Scottish Whisky Industry":
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3. My Kosher Single Malt Scotch Whisky List
For the latest list click on the link below: 09/02/2023
For a more Detailed PDF File
If you find any official bottling which you think is missing from my list, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The PDF above contains a list of Scotch Single Malt Whiskies that contain no Stam Yeinam (any sherry, wine, brandy etc) influence.
It is provided as a guide for those who wish to avoid any doubt whatsoever and drink only those whiskies matured in ex-Bourbon, New Virgin or other non-wine based casks (such as Rum).
There are still some important Poskim who maintain that all Scotch Whisky is kosher. Nonetheless, AKO (the "Association of Kashrus Organisations", the umbrella group comprising the most prestigious and reliable Kashrus organisations in the world, (which include the KLBD, MBD, OK, Star-K, OU, CrC...), are now instructing you not to drink any whiskies where the distillery states on the bottle that the product has been matured (even partially) in casks previously having contained sherry, wine or the like. (See the AKO, OU and CrC sites for further details).
Moreover, in discussions carried out in July 2020, there seems to be an increasing consensus amongst the AKO Poskim, that Single Malts matured exclusively in fresh First-Fill Ex-Sherry/Port/Wine casks are totally forbidden. (I am waiting for an official statement on this point which I hope, Be'ezras Hashem will be issued soon).
I take the position that there are, Baruch Hashem, so many wonderful single malts out there to drink with no yayin stam influence, (as my list proves), I personally feel very comfortable being machmir and staying clear of even a hint of any possible halachic problem.
The pdf would be easier to read if the column headings were repeated on every page. Also what is the difference between a box with a check mark and in with an 'x'?ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment. I'll look into how to repeat the headings. It's a nice idea. Regarding the columns which indicate if the release is Non Chill Filtered and if Natural Colour, blank means that I was unable to determine status, a Tick means Yes it is, an X means No it isn't.Delete
Repeating column headings on each page is built into excel. Page Layout > Page Setup > Sheet > Rows to repeat at top:Delete
Thanks. I'll check it out, bli neder this week. The list an urgent update..Delete
I purchased an Aultmore 21 year in Duty Free in NYC. Batch number 00107. How can I know if it was bottled after 2016?ReplyDelete
If it's the new bottle style then it's after 2016. Tell me something. I'm in Crown Heights now. Where's the best place to go to purchase Single Malts?Delete
Hello, I wanted to know if you can give me a pdf of all the kosher drinks and Alcoholic Beverages that have the application / web. So I see all the information together.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry. I don't understand your question. Could you rephrase it please?Delete
Thank you for such a complete list. I did not see Shieldaig , does it mean it is not approved. Have you researched any Japanese products?Delete
Thanks for your questions. Shieldaig is a brand from independent bottler Ian Macleod. I make it clear that my list only includes official bottlings from distilleries, as there are so many independent bottlers releasing so many products with little information about them, it would be impossible to keep up with them all. In this case, the company does not even reveal the distillery the whisky is from, let alone the casks used. Similar answer regarding Japanese whisky. I clearly state on my list "Scotch" which means whisky from Scotland! Moreover, Japan has poor regulations and it is impossible to obtain reliable cask information. If you have a question about a specific bottling then you can write to me and I'll try and find out.Delete
Yaher Koach for this amazing list and all the effortReplyDelete
Thank you so much. Please continue to comment.Delete
Many thanks for this review. I found the blog very interesting and you summed up the intent in the last paragraph so insightfully. Bullseye 🎯ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to more comments from you.Delete
Laphroaig 25 Year Old Cask Strength Bot.2014 label and box lists Oloroso sherry casks.ReplyDelete
Hi Bezalel. Where do you see Laphroaig 25 Bot. 2014 on my list?Delete
Laphroaig 25 Bot.2018, 2019 and 2020 but not 2014!