Double Standards of Kosher Booze?
I shopped for some shabbat delicacies at a chareidi/chasidish store in Beit Shemesh.
The thought struck me - how come everything in this store, which isn't nailed to the floor, has mehudar hechsherim.
Except for the liquor section.
Kashrus stamps are not just on all foods (including commodities such as salt and rice), drinks (including water), but also on disposables, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, even toilet paper.
The only exception is the area behind the check-out, which is well stocked with spirits, such as whisky, drambuie, vodka, liqueurs and imported beers.
They have no Bdatz stickers.
Nor "even" rabbanut hachsherim.
To the best of my knowledge, these drinks are not produced under any hashgacha/kashrus supervision whatsoever.
Or is the last vestige of kashrus sanity, right there on the booze shelf?