Finally...Dont know why it was so long in the making!

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brittneal
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2009/03/29 15:39:37

NY company to launch Mexican-made kosher tequila

NEW YORK — A New York businessman is launching a new kosher tequila in time for Cinco de Mayo. Martin Silver says Agave 99 will be on the market in time for the holiday that celebrates Mexico's defeat of French forces on May 5, 1862. Silver, president of Long Island-based Star Industries, says he wants to satisfy the craze for high-end tequila with one that observant Jews can drink.
Silver says a half million cases of the 99-proof kosher tequila are being produced at a Mexican plant using methods certified by a rabbi. It will retail for $41.95 a bottle.
The product launch — with Mexican songs sung in both Yiddish and Spanish — is set for May 5, but it will also be sold earlier for Passover, which starts at sundown on April 8 this year.The product launch — with Mexican songs sung in both Yiddish and Spanish — is set for May 5, but it will also be sold earlier for Passover, which starts at sundown on April 8 this year.
food4u
Junior Burger
Re:Finally...Dont know why it was so long in the making! 2009/05/05 03:43:21
That seems like a very interesting idea to me. I don't know why, but the cultural mix seems very unique, especially "with Mexican songs sung in both Yiddish and Spanish." Those are two cultures you don't often see together. I didn't realize there would be so much demand for kosher tequila. Half a million cases seems like quite a lot of tequila!
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Finally...Dont know why it was so long in the making! 2009/05/05 13:27:38
It's Cinco de Mayo. But for you -- cuatro noventa y nueve.
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Finally...Dont know why it was so long in the making! 2009/05/05 16:08:32
Agave 99 is such a boring name for kosher tequila.

I suggest Jose Shlomo.

Happy Cinco De Mayo, everybody.