L'Chaim Vodka

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L'Chaim Kosher Vodka
LChaimLogo.jpg
Type Vodka
Manufacturer L'Chaim Kosher Vodka
Country of origin Israel
Introduced 2010
Proof (US) 80
Related products List of vodkas
Website www.lchaimkoshervodka.com

L'Chaim Kosher Vodka is a line of Israeli kosher alcoholic beverages. It is distributed by Group Force Capital, LLC of Miami, Florida,[1] in the Wynwood Art District.[2] L'Chaim (meaning “to life” in Hebrew) is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, the largest certifying body in the world. It is one of a number of certified kosher spirits.[3]

History[edit]

In 2010, L'Chaim Kosher Vodka was introduced to the market in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.[4] In 2011, L'Chaim signed a national distribution contract with Southern Wine & Spirits,[5] the nation's largest wine and spirits distributor.[6]

Ingredients and creation[edit]

L'Chaim Kosher Vodka is a corn-based vodka made with water from springs in the Golan Heights, and undergoes a triple distillation process in Or Akiva, along Israel's coastal plain.[7] It is prepared according to a Russian and European recipe brought to Israel by Jewish immigrants.[3] The vodka has been described as having "a crisp, slightly spicy flavor with hints of vanilla."[8]

The kosher certification of the vodka is intended to appeal to Jews and non-Jews alike.[9]

L'Chaim Vodka Kosher for Passover Line[edit]

In 2012, L'Chaim launched a kosher for Passover vodka made from beets instead of corn.[10] The vodka is suitable to be consumed on the Jewish holiday of Passover, only when it is in special packaging. The Kosher for Passover edition has a gold design on the bottle, as opposed to silver.

Products[edit]

Product Introduced Description Size
L'Chaim Kosher Vodka 2009 Pure Premium Vodka 750ml/50ml/1.75L
L'Chaim Kosher Wine Concord Grape Red 2012 Sweet Red Table Wine 750ml
L'Chaim Kosher Wine Concord Grape White 2012 Sweet White Table Wine 750ml

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Group Force Capital Sues Virtuoso Distillers for Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition". Indiana Intellectual Property Law News. Paul B. Overhauser. Overhauser Law Offices. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-19. Trademark lawyers for Group Force Capital, LLC of Aventura, FL, filed a lawsuit alleging Virtuoso Distillers, LLC of Mishawaka, IN, infringed Trademark...for the mark L'CHAIM. 
  2. ^ Alia Akkam (August 2010). "Raise a Glass to L'Chaim". Beverage Journal. 
  3. ^ a b Michelle Locke (December 1, 2010). "Toast Hanukkah with kosher spirits". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff writer (December 2, 2010). "Kosher vodka for Hanukkah toasts - L'Chaim makes kosher rum, wine and tequila". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Southern Wine & Spirits - Item Catalog". Southern Wine & Spirits. December 4, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Staff writer (2011). "America's Largest Private Companies - #30 Southern Wine & Spirits". Forbes. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Monica Kertznus & Jen Karetnick (August 12, 2011). "A Toast to Diversity". Jewish Way. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ Staff writer (December 2010). "Cocktail Creativity". Cravings South Florida. 
  9. ^ Staff writer (March 2011). "Kosher is Kool". Cravings South Florida. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ Xania Woodman (April 5, 2012). "Seven reasons to lift up a glass". Vegas Seven. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 

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