For This Year's Passover, A Kosher Gin

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Passover celebrants will have a hip alternative to plum brandy this year. A Bay Area distillery has devised a kosher gin, a first, it tells the San Francisco Chronicle. To get around Jewish religious law forbidding grain during Passover, this gin is based in sugarcane alcohol.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

When Passover begins Monday night, celebrants will have a hip alternative to the plum brandy sometimes served alongside the ritual wine. A Bay Area distillery has devised a kosher gin - a first, it tells the�San Francisco Chronicle. To get around religious Jewish law forbidding grain during Passover, this gin is based in sugarcane alcohol. Plus, a kosher supervisor oversees everything, down to picking impurities out of the coriander.

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