Heering® Coffee OU Certification Announced

September 11, 2009

Kindred Spirits of North America, Inc. has announced that HEERING® COFFEE liqueur has been certified by the Orthodox Union. The OU, termed a “coveted seal of approval” by The New York Times, is one of the world’s best-known trademarks. Comparing it to the UL®, Forbes Magazine wrote, “If you want to know your food is kosher, you can look for the Orthodox Union’s OU symbol.” There are more than 400,000 approved OU products located in 80 countries around the world.

HEERING COFFEE liqueur is made from a recipe using only natural ingredients and with no additives or artificial colouring. The base is a smooth blend of Caribbean rum, coffee and cacao. HEERING COFFEE liqueur can be enjoyed after dinner as a digestive but it is also excellent as a base for cocktails and long drinks.

“Cherry Heering has long been OU certified and I have no doubt that Coffee Heering will undoubtedly find its place of distinction within the ever growing worldwide kosher market place,” stated Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU Kosher’s Vice President of Communications and Marketing in welcoming Coffee Heering to the ever growing list of the finest liqueurs that have attained OU kosher certification.

HEERING® COFFEE liqueur was introduced for the first time on the world market during the UK Bar Show in June 2007.

“The Heering liqueur brands are among some of the most recognizable and credible brands in the world,” stated Adéle Nilsson, CEO, The Xanté Company/Peter F. Heering. The Heering high brand standards are now aligned with the highest standards of kosher certification.”

The Heering brands have more than two centuries of history, beginning with the CHERRY HEERING® liqueur, which has been produced in Denmark since 1818. Since the re-introduction of CHERRY HEERING liqueur, the brand is making its presence undeniably known in the U.S. among discerning consumers and talented mixologists. CHERRY HEERING® liqueur, purveyor to H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is the original “Cherry Brandy.”

The re-introduction of CHERRY HEERING and debut of HEERING COFFEE liqueur in the U.S., brings with them new campaigns which will reinforce the brands’ authenticity and style.

HEERING® COFFEE liqueur OU labeled bottles will be available starting in the Fall of 2009.

For more information on CHERRY HEERING & HEERING COFFEE liqueur, please visit http://www.heering.com.