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When is a whisky not a whisky?


An "alcohol-free whisky" was launched recently by Panama company Scottish Spirits and is now ready to be shipped.

”Being Halal approved, this product is perfect for markets such as Middle Eastern countries, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria and any other country where there is a large Muslim population, which represents a market of around 1.3 billion people,” says Kevin Grattagliano Katz owner of Scottish Spirits.
“It looks and tastes exactly like traditional Scotch whisky,” he says.
"whisky" is made from natural ingredients, plus artificial flavours and natural malt extracts – but without alcohol, which some would say makes it not a whisky at all and should not be marketed as such.
Rrp US$20.00 per 70cl bottle.

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1 August 2009 - Felicity Murray