Johnnie Walker whisky facing kosher row in Israel

Johnnie Walker, the leading Scotch whisky label, is at the centre of a controversy in Israel after the regulator enforced curbs on its sale, citing non-compliance of kosher standards by its importer. The issue came to fore when Israeli Chief Rabinnate, the head of religious law and spiritual authority for Jewish people. cancelled the kosher certification of the errant importer of Johnnie Walker Black Label, claiming that it was wrongly labelled.

Accordingly, all shops and restaurants have been told to remove such bottles. However, the curbs will not apply to the whisky imported by another Israeli supplier who claims to have the correct kosher certification, reports Scotsman.