Arak

Arak Market by Raw Material (Aniseed, Dates, Dried Flowers, Herbs and Fruits), Alcohol Content (31% to 45%, 46% to 70%, Above 70%), Distribution Channel - Global Forecast 2024-2030

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[180 Pages Report] The Arak Market size was estimated at USD 1.09 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 1.13 billion in 2024, at a CAGR 4.39% to reach USD 1.47 billion by 2030.

Arak Market
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Arak is an alcoholic beverage traditionally made in the Middle East, particularly in countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and Iraq. It is a clear, unsweetened, distilled spirit that is usually derived from dates, grapes, or other fruits. Arak is typically distilled twice and then infused with aniseed for flavor and is mostly enjoyed by people throughout the region on special occasions and has several health benefits owing to its natural ingredients. The arak is experiencing a surge in popularity, with a growing interest in traditional and craft beverages. Consumers increasingly seek unique and culturally significant drinks, leading to a rise in the demand for arak. Additionally, the international trade activities surrounding arak have expanded, facilitating its distribution and accessibility in global markets. This increased trade has allowed arak to reach a broader audience and cater to the growing interest in Middle Eastern alcoholic beverages. Furthermore, new production technologies bring advancements to the traditional manufacturing process to enhance the production efficiency and quality of arak, leading to improved products for consumers. Simultaneously, there is a growing emphasis on brand building within the arak as producers diversify their offerings by incorporating new flavors and ingredients into arak and focusing on brand building. Moreover, the Arak market is facing challenges due to the fluctuating cost of raw materials and the easy availability of substitute products. Arak producers need to carefully navigate these factors by managing costs effectively and implementing strategies to differentiate arak from other alcohol spirits and emphasize its unique qualities to maintain consumer preference and its easy availability.

Arak Market - Global Forecast 2024-2030
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Raw Material: Growing use of aniseed for flavor development

Aniseed, dates, dried flowers, herbs, fruits, and grapes are among the key ingredients that contribute to unique flavor profiles and cater to diverse consumer tastes. Aniseed is essential for giving Arak its distinct licorice-such as taste. Dates serve as an alternative sugar source for fermentation in regions where grapes are scarce or expensive. Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE are significant data suppliers. Dried flowers, herbs, and fruits such as rose petals, mint, and apricots allow manufacturers to create diverse Arak flavors. Grapes remain the primary base ingredient for traditional Arak production in Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan.

Alcohol Content: Significant popularity of Arak with alcohol content 31%-45% and 46%-70% due to rich flavor profiles and cultural significance

Arak, with 31% to 45% alcohol Content, is preferred for moderate consumption at social gatherings. Arak, with 46% to 70% alcohol content, is ideal for experienced drinkers seeking a robust flavor and aroma. Araks above 70% alcohol content cater to niche consumers seeking an exceptionally potent experience. These spirits are often used for special occasions or by enthusiasts who appreciate their strong flavor and intense effect. However, this category has a limited market due to its high alcohol level and potential health risks associated with excessive consumption. Araks with less than 30% alcohol content serve consumers looking for a milder spirit that retains the unique taste of the traditional beverage while offering a more approachable drinking experience. While maintaining traditional flavors. In conclusion, the diverse alcohol content range of Arak meets varying consumer preferences, catering from casual socializing to traditional consumption methods. Arak's diverse alcohol content range caters to various consumer preferences and occasions, from casual socializing to traditional consumption methods. The moderate (31%-45%) and high (46%-70%) segments remain popular among most drinkers due to their rich flavor profiles and cultural significance, whereas the lower (<30%) and extremely high (>70%) segments cater to niche markets seeking specific experiences or accessibility options.

Distribution Channel: wider availability of arak from restaurants & bars

The distribution channels for arak can vary depending on the region, including distilleries, duty-free stores, liquor stores, restaurant & bars, and online retailers. In some cases, these distilleries may have their own retail outlets or tasting rooms, allowing consumers to purchase arak directly from the source. Arak is often available in duty-free airport stores, catering to international travelers willing to purchase alcoholic beverages without paying import taxes or duties. Duty-free stores can be a convenient option for travelers to buy arak when visiting or departing from countries where it is commonly produced. Liquor stores offer a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, including arak, allowing consumers to purchase bottles for personal consumption. The rise of eCommerce has opened up opportunities for arak producers to sell their products online. Online retailers specializing in spirits or dedicated arak producers' websites can offer a convenient way for consumers to purchase arak and deliver it to their doorstep. Furthermore, the restaurants and bars establishments often have a selection of arak brands for customers to enjoy with their meals or as standalone drinks. In some regions where arak is traditionally produced, such as Lebanon or Iran, it is more widely available in local retail outlets and restaurants. However, in other parts of the world, the distribution of arak is limited, where specialty stores or online retailers are the primary sources for acquiring it.

Regional Insights

The Arak market in the Americas is a niche, driven by Middle Eastern communities. The U.S., Canada, and Mexico have a presence of Iranian, Lebanese, and Syrian communities showing interest in arak. Arak brands such as Razzouk and Gantous & Abou Raad are preferred, although limited branding and awareness hinder market penetration. Furthermore, in the APAC, there is a growing interest in arak and Middle Eastern alcoholic beverages among certain communities and establishments in the region. Australia has witnessed a rise in the availability and consumption of arak, particularly in cities with diverse culinary scenes and a growing interest in international spirits. However, in cosmopolitan cities with diverse populations and culinary scenes, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai, it is possible to find arak in specialty liquor stores or establishments that cater to international spirits. Moreover, the geographic landscape of arak in the EMEA region is diverse, with significant variations in arak production, consumption, and availability across different countries. It is deeply rooted in the Middle Eastern drinking culture and is primarily consumed in countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and Iraq. Countries such as Germany, France, and the United Kingdom have also witnessed a growing demand for arak, often driven by consumers exploring unique spirits from around the world. The availability and consumption of arak in different countries within the EMEA region can vary, and it is often influenced by factors such as cultural ties, diaspora communities, and international trade.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix is pivotal in evaluating the Arak Market. It offers a comprehensive assessment of vendors, examining key metrics related to Business Strategy and Product Satisfaction. This in-depth analysis empowers users to make well-informed decisions aligned with their requirements. Based on the evaluation, the vendors are then categorized into four distinct quadrants representing varying levels of success: Forefront (F), Pathfinder (P), Niche (N), or Vital (V).

Market Share Analysis

The Market Share Analysis is a comprehensive tool that provides an insightful and in-depth examination of the current state of vendors in the Arak Market. By meticulously comparing and analyzing vendor contributions in terms of overall revenue, customer base, and other key metrics, we can offer companies a greater understanding of their performance and the challenges they face when competing for market share. Additionally, this analysis provides valuable insights into the competitive nature of the sector, including factors such as accumulation, fragmentation dominance, and amalgamation traits observed over the base year period studied. With this expanded level of detail, vendors can make more informed decisions and devise effective strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Recent Developments
  • Four Pillars and QT Hotels Have Teamed Up on a Limited-Edition Wild Fennel, Sage and Vetiver Gin

    Four Pillars and QT Hotels and Resorts joined forces on a Limited-Edition Wild Fennel, Sage, and Vetiver Gin. Through this partnership, consumers can drink their combined produced alcoholic drinks at the hotel chain or order liquor cabinets at home. [Published On: 2023-06-14]

  • Bacardi serves up new Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru GTR exclusive

    Bacardi has released a new gin, Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru, in partnership with Global Travel Retail (GTR) as an exclusive release. The new gin contains no artificial flavors or essences, and the botanicals used are 100% sourced from sustainably certified suppliers. With its unique Italian flavors, Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Tuscan Juniper brings gin lovers the opportunity to savor and appreciate the nuances of its pure and multi-layered taste profile. The special edition will be available in all GTR markets, from Duty-free outlets to travel retail sites in airports and ports. [Published On: 2023-06-12]

  • Bushmills opens GBP 37m Causeway Distillery

    Bushmills, the world-renowned Irish whiskey distillery, has opened a new GBP 37 million facility in Causeway, Northern Ireland. The new facility will allow Bushmills to produce a much larger quantity of whiskey and is part of their general project to expand globally. [Published On: 2023-04-20]

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Arak Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include Arak Fakra, Bandesh Wine & Spirits, Chateau Ksara, Domaine des Tourelles, Domaine Wardy, Eagle Distilleries, Evaton Inc., Haddad Distilleries, Iberian Coppers Lda, Karam Wines, Kawar, LAC Products, Lebanese Fine Wines Ltd., Massaya, Miami Arak, Muaddi Craft Distillery, Ltd., RIACHI, Victor Kosher Wine, VOS Selections, and Zumot.

Market Segmentation & Coverage

This research report categorizes the Arak Market to forecast the revenues and analyze trends in each of the following sub-markets:

  • Raw Material
    • Aniseed
    • Dates
    • Dried Flowers, Herbs and Fruits
    • Grapes
  • Alcohol Content
    • 31% to 45%
    • 46% to 70%
    • Above 70%
    • Less than 30%
  • Distribution Channel
    • Distilleries
    • Duty-free Stores
    • Liquor Stores
    • Online Retailers
    • Restaurants & Bars

  • Region
    • Americas
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • United States
        • California
        • Florida
        • Illinois
        • New York
        • Ohio
        • Pennsylvania
        • Texas
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa
      • Denmark
      • Egypt
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Nigeria
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Qatar
      • Russia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom

The report offers valuable insights on the following aspects:

  1. Market Penetration: It presents comprehensive information on the market provided by key players.
  2. Market Development: It delves deep into lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the penetration across mature market segments.
  3. Market Diversification: It provides detailed information on new product launches, untapped geographic regions, recent developments, and investments.
  4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: It conducts an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, certifications, regulatory approvals, patent landscape, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players.
  5. Product Development & Innovation: It offers intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and breakthrough product developments.

The report addresses key questions such as:

  1. What is the market size and forecast of the Arak Market?
  2. Which products, segments, applications, and areas should one consider investing in over the forecast period in the Arak Market?
  3. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Arak Market?
  4. What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Arak Market?
  5. Which modes and strategic moves are suitable for entering the Arak Market?

Table of Contents
  1. Preface
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Overview
  5. Market Insights
  6. Arak Market, by Raw Material
  7. Arak Market, by Alcohol Content
  8. Arak Market, by Distribution Channel
  9. Americas Arak Market
  10. Asia-Pacific Arak Market
  11. Europe, Middle East & Africa Arak Market
  12. Competitive Landscape
  13. Competitive Portfolio
  14. List of Figures [Total: 22]
  15. List of Tables [Total: 294]
  16. List of Companies Mentioned [Total: 20]
Arak Around the World: The International Ride of the Classic Spirit
December 11, 2023
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Arak Around the World: The International Ride of the Classic Spirit
Arak has made a comeback as the rare drink that’s welcome every time, as its vibrant flavor is compatible with all the central ingredients found in the most famous Middle Eastern dishes.

The anise-flavored liquor is one of the most classical spirits in the world, and a new generation of boutique distilleries is bringing back this centenarian drink to fresh audiences to honor Arak’s legacy. Producers are now sourcing the best of the best anise seeds to elevate the quality of their Arak.

Brands like Yeni Raki, El Massaya Arak, and Arak Le Brun are known to be the social glue during weddings or work promotions to breakups or job losses. Bali, Lebonon, and Jordon have seen the rise of Arak tourism, with many governments supporting its popularity. The Governor of Bali legalized some fermented beverages, such as wine, Brem, and Arak, based on Bali Governor Regulation No. 1 of 2020, and this is just the beginning of its success.

Inspired by traditional family recipes and techniques from ancestors, many new Arak companies are coming to the spotlight, harmoniously balancing the familiarity and the traditions of Middle Eastern Arak in a refreshed, Western craft-style offering.

Today, Arak can be served as shots for parties and events, on the rocks for unwinding at home, or mixed with other ingredients to make scrumptious cocktails while entertaining at home. With social media remixing the taste of Arak with new flavors and touch-ups, the new generation is slowly entering the world of traditional and heartwarming drinks that many should experience once, twice, thrice, or an uncountable number of times!

The Wonderful World of Arak: Exploring the Addition of New Flavors and Ingredients
October 19, 2023
BLOG
The Wonderful World of Arak: Exploring the Addition of New Flavors and Ingredients
Arak, the traditional Lebanese alcoholic drink, has been around for centuries and has always had a loyal following. Made from grapes and aniseed, it has a unique, refreshing, and satisfying flavor. Recently, arak has been gaining in popularity worldwide, and it’s not hard to see why. Arak is the perfect drink for any occasion with its complex flavors and smooth finish. This blog explores the addition of new flavors and ingredients to this traditional drink.

Arak has a long and fascinating history. It was first distilled in Lebanon in the 19th century and has been a staple in Middle Eastern drinking culture ever since. But over the years, arak has evolved, and new flavors and ingredients have been added to make it even more interesting. Some arak makers have started experimenting with fruits, such as pomegranate and apricot, to give it a fresh and fruity twist. Others have added herbs like thyme, sage, and rosemary, which provide a savory and aromatic dimension to the drink.

But the innovation doesn’t stop there. Arak makers have also been experimenting with new distillation techniques to create a smoother and more complex product. They can create a truly unique drink by aging the arak in barrels for longer periods or using different types of wood. Some arak makers have even started using locally sourced ingredients, like wildflowers and spices, to create a drink that reflects the local terroir.

The best way to experience the addition of new flavors and ingredients in arak is to try it. Many different brands and styles of arak are available, from traditional, anise-flavored arak to more modern, fruit-infused versions. It is available in various forms, such as neat, on the rocks, or mixed with soda water and a twist of lemon for a refreshing drink on a hot day.

One of the great things about arak is that it is a drink that fosters community and social gatherings. In Lebanon, it is served with mezze and small dishes that are shared with friends and family. This tradition has spread to other parts of the world, and arak is now enjoyed in bars, restaurants, and homes around the globe.

Arak is a drink that has stood the test of time, and its popularity is only growing. With the addition of new flavors and ingredients, it is becoming an even more interesting and complex drink.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How big is the Arak Market?
    Ans. The Global Arak Market size was estimated at USD 1.09 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 1.13 billion in 2024.
  2. What is the Arak Market growth?
    Ans. The Global Arak Market to grow USD 1.47 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 4.39%
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