Single Malt Scotch & Sherry Casks: A Halachic Perspective

Among the many types of alcoholic beverages that one may encounter at a simcha, one will inevitably find a bottle of Scotch whisky. Scotch has been produced in Scotland for hundreds of years and there are currently
many brands and varieties available. The connoisseur may have his preferred Single Malt Scotch, but the average person will sample whatever varieties he may see. As most Scotch manufacturers do not have Kashrus supervision for their products, much attention has recently been directed to the halachic status of Scotch.

Click the link below to download a detailed halachic essay by Rabbi Akiva Niehaus of the Chicago Community Kollel discussing the numerous kashrus issues related to single malt scotch and sherry casks.

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