Och ay caramba! Scotch brewed in Mexico goes onsale in the UK… but it’s alcohol-free.

It’s enough to make a Scotsman choke on his dram – an alcohol-free ‘Scotch’ brewed in Mexico is to go on sale in the UK.

And, whisper it quietly north of the border, the makers are looking to set up a bottling plant for its ‘Glasgow-style’ tipple in France.

Arkay, the Florida-based firm, aims to tap into a soaring UK demand for low-alcohol and alcohol-free drinks, with a recent survey finding one in three now chooses to drink them on a regular basis – up from one in four a year ago.

Arkay founder Reynald Vito Grattagliano said its master mixologist created Scotch flavours by blending ingredients such as caramel, vanilla and oak, and a derivative of capsaicin – found in chilli – that mimics the burn of alcohol.

December 26, 2021.

Source: dailymail.co.uk