About Arak

About Arak
Arak, also known as Araq, is an anise flavored spirit of Levantine origin that can be distilled in a variety of methods depending on where it is being produced.

Top Picks for Arak

Muaddi Artesanal Levantine Arak
93 points
$43
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of artisan licorice, sandalwood incense, dates, and soy with a creamy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, intricate, long finish that shows overtones of shortbread, taffy, and candied aniseed. A concentrated Arak with a transporting, all-natural flavor that happily lingers.
Château Ksara Arak-Ksarak
93 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Herbal aromas and flavors of black licorice, black pepper, oregano, and tarragon with a velvety, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and an effortless, medium-long finish. A complex arak with subtle herbal nuance and in-check heat.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Ramallah Golden Arak
88 points
$20
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of black licorice, fresh tarragon, and clove with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, cheery finish with accents of cracked black pepper finish. A nicely spiced arak with velvety texture and in-check heat.
88 points $20 Best Buy