A strong alcoholic drink of the Middle East and the Far East, usually distilled from fermented palm sap, rice, or molasses. Important exporters of arack are India, Sri Lank and Indonesia. Arack was imported in the 17th century by the trading companies and became a popular drink in Europe. At the end of the 19th century its popularity diminished as the taste in fashion changed to less sweet beverages.
Season: available year-round