Neither would we. But ArKay Beverages Inc. has just introduced the world’s first (sometimes you’re first for a reason) “alcohol-free whiskey-flavored drink.”
It’s touted as an option for enjoying whiskey without all those pesky calories. And hangovers. The beverage undergoes no fermentation or maturation, so there’s no alcohol or sugar. So you can drink as much as you want without getting impaired. Obviously there’s some natural application for whiskey-lovers who can no longer drink for health reasons. But given the fact that alcohol, sugar and maturation produce all of whiskey’s flavor, we’re hard-pressed to think ArKay’s booze-less option truly tastes like the whiskeys we know and love.
From the company —
It took five years of beverage industry research, surveys, and tastings to create a genuine whisky-flavored alternative for mass consumption. To date, the response from the public has been incredible, Polky says, and the secret recipe for this whisky-replacement is in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.
The beverage is not a replacement to the real thing but is a promising answer for those who enjoy the taste of a drink, a shot, or a cocktail but can’t do it due to personal responsibilities or medical reasons. Envision, for example, being able to enjoy several whisky-flavored drinks at a social gathering without the worry of driving home. Further envision the enjoyment without the calories, fat or sugar associated with other beverages.
This begs the question: would YOU drink an alcohol-free whiskey-flavored beverage? Sound off below.
More info at arkaybeverages.com.