Booze Banter

Arkay: Alcohol Free Whiskey Drink … Say What?

Introducing ArKay which claims to be the World’s First Alcohol Free Whisky Flavored Drink. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Did I read the sentence correctly?”.  Go ahead. Read it again. I’ll wait.

Yup! You read it right , “Alcohol Free Whisky Flavored Drink.” Now you must have a ton of questions like “Why?”, “WTF?”, and “Ewww!”.   Well that last one isn’t a question, but I’ll try to answer the others.

Launched earlier this month, ArKay was introduced as the world’s first alcohol free whisky drink. Why? I don’t know. My speculation is that there is a chemist somewhere that is working to take all the fun out of life. Or maybe someone thought, “You know who would like whisky … kids! But what about all that alcohol?”

As for the “WTF?” question, it turns out that ArKay is made from the world’s finest industrial chemicals including:

  • Glycerol
  • 1- butanol
  • Natural and Artificial flavors
  • Lactic acid
  • Caramel color
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Aspartame and Acesulfame K

Mmmm …. Glycerol. Where do I get me some?

Now I hope that this announcement is just some cruel internet hoax, but more likely is that some guys actually spent months in a lab developing this stuff instead of working to cure cancer or to develop an emission free fuel. They claim that ArKay tastes and looks exactly like traditional whisky, but I doubt it.  All I know is that I like booze in my booze, and I’m a firm believer in the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t break it!”

13 replies »

  1. The real question is do we think the packaging is “pretty” enough for LimpD to purchase this. He does like pretty bottles even if they are filled with undrinkable crap.


    • That’s pretty much how I feel about this product. I feel the same way about decaf coffee. Sure, it may taste like the real thing, but I like that whole caffeine buzz thing too…


  2. Just got my order in the mail. It’s terribad. Tastes like a really bad cough syrup. Tried it on ice. Tried it with coke. It’s just plain bad.

    Ordered it because I’m a recovering alcoholic and was looking for an alternative.


  3. This is really foul stuff. Not even close to whiskey in smell or taste. The taste is really very unpleasant.

    XA beverage is making a non-alcoholic bourbon and coke that smells and tastes like whiskey. You don’t get the alcohol burn but the taste is quite pleasant.


    • I am not surprised, I didn’t actually expect this stuff to any good. I am still not sure I understand the point of non-alcoholic whiskey or bourbon. If I don’t want to drink I just have a nice club soda and I am happy.


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