Kosher Changes for Well Known Liquors and Liqueurs
New York…Kahlua liqueur will once again be available as kosher when bearing the OU on the label. This OU certification is at the moment only for Kahlua – Licor De Caf� with the Spanish label/produced in Mexico. This product with the OU will be available in several weeks in Mexico, at Duty Free shops around the world and possibly at other specialized locations. Many kosher consumers complained bitterly when Kahlua removed the OU several years ago. Other OU recently certified alcoholic beverages are Sol Dios Tequila, Pravda Vodka, Dettling Swiss Kirsch, Iceberg Vodka and Don Q Rum. In a major new development for liquor fans, the following Absolut products have received OU certification and are only acceptable when bearing the OU on the label: Absolut Peppar, Absolut Kurant, Absolut Ruby Red, Absolut Apeach, Absolut Raspberri, and Absolut Vodka. It is anticipated that the following flavors will receive OU certification in the coming weeks: Absolut Citron, Absolut Mandarin, and Absolut Vanilla. Starbucks Coffee Liqueur and Starbucks Cream Liqueur products now bear the OU symbol.
(sent in by s. schwartzberg)