Alcohol-free Whisky Is Now a Real Thing

This month will see the launch of ArKay, what the brand claims is the first alcohol-free whisky in the world. The company’s press release carries the slogan “Don’t Drink and Drive, Unless it’s ArKay!” and boasts an “exceptional taste of whisky without the alcohol.”

The drink, that’s also certified Halal, was designed to allow anyone with medical conditions or with religious beliefs to drink without guilt. ArKay claims to look and taste exactly like traditional whisky, but that’s a huge claim that we’ve yet to test beyond the marketing materials.

We’re going to try and get a taste of this goodness, but it looks like it’s pre-order only right now. We’ll let you know if anything new comes up.


By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

2 replies on “Alcohol-free Whisky Is Now a Real Thing”

Hi, just wanted to drop a note about ArKay Beverages halal claims.  They’ve claimed to have received IFANCA’s halal certificat ion. This claim is completely untrue. ArKay Beverages did submit an application for review but were NOT issued a halal certificate because they refused to make the required product changes to meet IFANCA’s halal certification standards. Instead, ArKay Beverages went ahead with a product launch without an IFANCA halal certificate.
We are posting this to warn all halal consumers, retailers and distributors. As with any company making halal claims, it is every person’s right to ask ArKay Beverages to produce their halal certificate. If a company can’t produce an authentic halal certificate then it can’t claim to have halal certification. Meanwhile, IFANCA is looking into legal recourse against ArKay Beverages’ false halal claim. Halal consumers, as well as others, can email their questions to Thanks!

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