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Clear Bacardi Rum is Kosher

Shalom Klein and Levi Stein, in Puerto Rico on Merkos Shlichus, visited the Bacardi Rum Factory in Catano to review the production process. "Good news for rum aficionados," the two reported. Full Story, Photos

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what do they know about kosher?????
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what do they know about kosher?????
motti
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motti

do these bochrim know what they are doing hashgocha is complex

new age rabbonim?
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new age rabbonim?

What the heck? Since when can they give a hechsher? And how do they know that the ingredients or suppliers won’t change tomorrow? What about issues of “chanan” and “charif” which exasperate smaller problems? Very irresponsible for them to write such a blog.

merkos shlichuis???
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merkos shlichuis???

what does that have to do with touring factories???

bestwatchman
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bestwatchman

Scoot, drinking?

I thought clear rum was already considered kosher!
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I thought clear rum was already considered kosher!
Who needs the OK
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Who needs the OK

Trust bochorim they know a drink!!!!

I Take my Bacardi streight or somtimes w/Grape Juice
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I Take my Bacardi streight or somtimes w/Grape Juice
Are these things put in to barrels
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Are these things put in to barrels

And if yes are they old wine barrels?

Perplexed
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Perplexed

I have to agree with previous posters. Is this Merkos Shlichus, now?

What DO bochurim now about complex production?

This is laughable. Can we hear an official response from a RESPECTED authority, such as OK LABS?

weird
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weird

no words

hey man! take a chill
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hey man! take a chill

this is merkos shlichuis?oy vey

hey guys hows the surff?

Editor:
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Editor:

The bochurim posted this as a fun tidbit for “Roving Rabbis” readers. It does not translate well to this site and it is only right to them and to your readers that you post a proper rabbi’s comments on Bacardi.

Unflavored Bacardi is Kosher
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Unflavored Bacardi is Kosher

According to CRC
http://www.crcweb.org/kosher/consumer/liquorList.html

Rum generally requires certification.

Bacardi (unflavored varieties) is acceptable without a kosher symbol on the label.

Yes this is part of Merkos Shlichus – They probably visited the plant because there was someone (owner, manager or employee) there was Jewish. Or even if none there was Jewish, still good to visit…

to #9
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to #9

if the bacardi is made in wine barrils , is not a problem at all.
says in hilchos taarubes ,that is not a problem. Since that the bacardi is beshefa neged the isur bolua of the wine.So the wine is mebatel

send bochurim to the french wine estates
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send bochurim to the french wine estates

we want some kosher chardonnay and sauvignon.

most mashkeh
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most mashkeh

most mashkeh is kosher anyway. rum is made from pure sugar cane. there isnt a problem. given the fact water has a hechsher (which i think is on par with fraud with the hechser companies) the hechsharim create a problem out of nothing to make more green,which is a disgrace!

to #14
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to #14

I want to tell you something but in the spirit of 17 tammuz i will refreign

to #17
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to #17

i wrote the comment number 14. if u wanna say something just say it. if u really feel the spirit of 17 tammuz, so what are u doing online, go take a seifer and learn abisl

lime
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lime

was the lime cut with kosher knife? lime is a dovor chorif

To author of #14
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To author of #14

You mean “the wine is nisbatel”, or “botul”, not “mebatel”.
And you are incorrect if the process includes wine precisely to infuse the rum with its flavor, (as is probably the case,) in which case bitul doesn’t occur.

To #19
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To #19

1) What non-kosher substance could possibly be on the production line’s lime knife?
2) According to Shach YD:96:20, since lemons are a weaker level of Charif, therefore only the first few cuts will be Michalya LN”T L’Shvach, and these will be Botul B’Roiv. I believe limes are even weaker than lemons, no?

to #14 and 18
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to #14 and 18

Why don’t you learn a bissel. Your comments show that you are also online and that you do not learn.

Erev die drai vochen
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Erev die drai vochen

vos is mikoiach zich einhalten a bissel, limud zechus vechulhu,

this has always been merkos shlichus
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this has always been merkos shlichus

never before were all the travels of merkos shluchim put out there for everyone to see. but these kinds of things always happen it’s part of th way it goes. you go here and there and everywhere. be dan lkaf zchus. and those who have a problem maybe they just never gave up their summer for the rebbe’s shlichus.

scooter
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scooter

keep up the good work

To #22
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To #22

Dear Am Ho’oretz, To answer your questions: 1) That’s not for us to guess, it’s for a mashgiach to determine. Why are you so sure that the knife is kosher just because YOU can’t think of where the knife might have been before? For all we know there was a wine and cheeze (shamnunis) party the night before for employees and the knife was used on the cheeze. 2) The Shach is not giving you a lechatchila point of view. This is all bedieved. Lechatchila, bochurim should not give a hechsher on something that is bedieved. LAST POINT: The issue… Read more »

To #27
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To #27

I wrote comment 22. It was meant to be in response to comment #20, not #19. Shach YD:96:20 is dealing with lemons cut by unsupervised non-jews, and explains why they are NOT problematic by dint of being charif. While there is absolutely no reference to “l’chatchila” and “b’dieved” here, this is a standard case of bitul which by definition only comes into play ex post facto of a problem (e.g. wine & cheese party) occurring. If there was a wine and cheese party the night before, then the cheese residue is cleaned off the knife with the first few limes,… Read more »

obsrever
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obsrever

i dont care its good to see shalom BUSY, and levi stein adding it one more to his “list” of being on the media! good work detroiters!

bochurim arer nor kashrus experts
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bochurim arer nor kashrus experts

Dear bochurim,

Please do NOT stick your nose into inyonim you dont know about!!

A fellow bochur

Oy vey!
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Oy vey!

They are nice boys, granted, but even for the kicks, such a thing should never have been posted. There is a minimum standard of learning required.
Stick to putting on tefillin with people and don’t play Rov.

kaf Zechus
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kaf Zechus

To be dan lekaf zechus, I would assume they checked with a reputable kashrus organization BEFORE their “press release”, which was merely for the publicity anyway.

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