Note: Ialso posted this on the kosher board. Arack, for those who might be unfamiliar with this spirit is a middle-eastern anise-flavored spirit similar to Ouzo or absinthe (although as far as I know arak has no wormwood.)
OK, so I'm looking for some good Israeli Arack. Back in 1989 on a vist there I found a cheap brand called "Aluf HaArack" which was very good. The only Arack we can get in Baltimore is a brand called Askalon, which is OK and certainly priced right at under $20 a bottle, but is made from artificial flavors, as it says on the label. I have read that Israeli distillers are actually making craft versions of this spirit, and of course, I'd love to find a USA source for Aluf HaArak, if it's still being sold. Is there anywhere in the Baltimore-Washington area where I can find a larger selection of Arack?