hello rabbi do honey flavored alcohols need to have a kashrut label?

Answer:

Yes, flavored alcohol needs certification.

 

In general, bourbon does not require kosher certification. However, some have begun adding flavors and/or aging 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 examples of flavored alcohol which would require certification: Jack Daniels – Tennessee Fire, Tennessee Honey ,Whisky and Cola

Brandy and cognac require certification.

Many Irish Whiskies are aged in casks that previously held sherry, sauterne, port or other wines. Others have special “finishes” or multiple “maturations” that include wine. All of these practices raise kashrus concerns.

Liqueurs are, by definition, flavored 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.

Many Scotches are aged in casks that previously held sherry, sauterne, port or other wines. Others have special “finishes” or multiple “maturations” that include wine. All of these practices raise kashrus concerns.

[info from: www.crcweb.org  see there for further detail and updates]

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