Kosher dietary law prohibits the consumption of leavened grains, and spirits fermented from grains, during Passover.
Thus, master distiller Arne Hillesland crafts No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover Vodka using a sugarcane base spirit. The four times, column-distilled base spirit is filtered through activated charcoal specifically formulated for the production of the purest vodka, and combined with snowmelt from Sierra Nevada Mountains to create a vodka with a surprising sweetness across the palate and a dry, clean finish. In order to receive the loftier Kosher-for-Passover” designation, Distillery No. 209 enlists its rabbinical friends at the Orthodox Union to supervise and certify the vodka’s production at the Pier 50 facility in San Francisco. No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover Vodka represents No. 209’s foray into the vodka category, and its second Kosher-for-Passover product following the successful 2010 launch of its No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover Gin - the world’s only certified Kosher-for-Passover gin. Hand-fashioned in small batches under the supervision of rabbis from the Orthodox Union, No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover Vodka is made from one hundred percent sugarcane and pure snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to produce a quality artisanal spirit that adheres to strict Kosher dietary laws.