ArKay – The World’s First Alcohol-Free Whiskey

American company ArKay Beverages has created the world’s first alcohol-free whiskey and claims their product tastes just like the real thing.

I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t get why anyone would want to drink alcohol-free beer, so ArKay’s whiskey-flavored drink is something I will probably never understand. I mean who drinks whiskey simply because they love the taste? Sure it has certain hints, but unless it’s mixed with Red Bull, Coke, or mixed in a Long island cocktail, I don’t get it. Of course I’m not a connaisseur, but I’m sure even they find the idea of an alcohol-free whiskey a little unusual.

Launched with the motto “Don’t Drink and Drive, Unless It’s ArKay” the revolutionary whiskey drink contains 0% alcohol, but its creators promise a taste identical to the real thing. It’s “designed to allow individuals with medical conditions or with religious beliefs that prohibit alcohol consumption, to drink.” No more having to say no to a nice glass of whiskey just because you have to drive, you can go through liters of ArKay and not have to worry about passing out at the wheel or getting pulled over. After five years of research, the Florida-based beverage company developed the alcohol-free whiskey using artificial flavors and ingredients in accordance with European Economic Community (EEC) regulations and within the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. The so-called “Halal Whiskey”  is also certified by the Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America, which means Muslims can enjoy it guilt-free.

ArKay whiskey is set to Launch December 1st at a suggested retail price of $10 for a 1 liter bottle, and $4 for a 355ml can. Let me know how it tastes, if you decide to try it, I think I’ll stick to the real thing.




Feedback (9 Comments)

  • Jimmy the Great Posted on November 10, 2011

    You, sir, are a rookie amateur drinker, the bane of respectable alcoholics throughout the land. And whiskey is not even an ingredient in a Long Island cocktail, perhaps the crappiest rookie beverage in the universe. Learn to drink or stay at Hooters and Applebee’s, rookie.

  • surrinder kumar Posted on November 14, 2011

    What are the raw material ingredients in this alcohol free whiskey. Does it satisfy the requirements as per the norms of US/UK to be called a whiskey & how is it priced.

  • IFANCA Posted on March 18, 2012

    Announcement: IFANCA has NOT certified ArKay Beverages

    ArKay Beverages claim to have received IFANCA’s halal certification. 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.

    This announcement is 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. Companies that cannot produce an authentic halal certificate cannot 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

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