Trump Vodka pulled from Israeli retailers

3rd January, 2017 by Amy Hopkins

Bottles of Donald Trump’s defunct vodka brand have been pulled from shelves in Israel after the country’s Chief Rabbinate found them to be non-compliant with kosher regulations.

trump-vodka

Founded by the US president elect Donald Trump, Trump Vodka is now only sold in Israel

The Times of Israel reports that the Chief Rabbinate of Israel – the supreme authority for Judaism in the country – ordered a batch of Trump Vodka to be pulled from supermarket shelves, claiming the bottles had been imported without proper kosher licensing.

While the bottles bear the labels of both the Badatz Igud Rabbonim and Israeli Chief Rabbinate, they did not receive the stamp of the Rabbinate’s import division.

In order to be deemed kosher, products imported into Israel must bear the label of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s import unit, which communicates between foreign and domestic kashrut authorities.

Launched in 2005, Trump Vodka was discontinued in the US six years later following poor sales. The brand, which was marketed with the slogan ‘Success Distilled’, is now only sold in Israel.

In 2015, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel claimed that  “vast quantities” of the world’s biggest Scotch brand, Johnnie Walker, were not certified as kosher and so revoked the kosher certification of the brand’s major Israeli importer.

Leave a Reply

If that's interesting, how about these?

Last Drop releases 1972 Lochside single grain

Rare whisky bottler The Last Drop Distillers has launched a 1972 single grain more...

Deep Eddy Vodka hits one million case sales

Heaven Hill Brands-owned Deep Eddy Vodka has exceeded one million annual case more...

The Benevolent Ball raises over £42,000

UK drinks industry charity The Benevolent raised more than £42,000 (US$52,000) more...

Jägermeister grows exec board to three

Mast-Jägermeister has appointed Christopher Ratsch as its latest board member, more...

WSET welcomes Berry Bros as newest patron

Berry Bros & Rudd has signed up to support the Wine & Spirit Education Trust as more...

Brexit border block 'could stop UK trade dead'

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has warned the UK Government to expect more...

Brown-Forman bolsters TR whiskey line for IAADFS

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail has launched recent brand development more...

Distell and Stock Spirits ink UK distribution deal

Central and Eastern European producer Stock Spirits has expanded its more...

SWA hails £30bn Scottish trade ambition

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed a new strategy by the Scottish more...

Berry Bros relaunches Glenrothes Vintage 1995

Berry Bros & Rudd has relaunched The Glenrothes Vintage 1995, which was the more...

Burleighs launches Leicester Dry Gin

UK gin producer Burleighs is set to launch a new variant in homage to the city more...

Ketel One honours golfer Arnold Palmer with bottle

Diageo-owned Ketel One Vodka has launched a special edition bottle to remember more...

Foxhole releases second grape-based gin

Following the release of its introductory English gin in 2016, Foxhole Spirits more...

Devils River Whiskey debuts with grain focus

President of the Texas Distilled Spirits Council Mike Cameron has launched more...

Crystal Head Vodka revives 'knock-off' lawsuit

Globefill Inc has returned to court in a trade dress infringement case against more...

Hundreds of alcohol bottles from WWI discovered

The Israel Antiques Authority has unearthed hundreds of bottles of alcohol in more...

Southern Glazer’s hires Redell for Campari brands

US drinks distribution company Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has appointed more...

SB Voices: A new age of gastronomic spirits?

As the 'molecular mixology' trend gains traction, are we about to see more...

Baijiu category beats whisky on value

The global baijiu category has overtaken whisky to become the most valuable more...

Tito's to plug distribution gaps in Asia

The team behind Tito’s Handmade Vodka has said its key aim around the TFWA more...