The trend for locally produced spirits has shaken up the alcohol industry of late. As demand for craft beers, vodkas, gins and other beverages has grown, so too has the number of artisan producers and micro-distilleries. Indeed, the global craft spirit market, which was valued at USD 13.39 billion in 2019, is well on its way to reaching USD 124.41 billion by 2027.
Lebanon, a country typically known for its rich cuisine, extravagant nightlife and legendary beach clubs, has certainly stepped up its game in the craft spirits arena. Ginbey, developed by the renowned Domaine des Tourelles winery, has catered to the gin-loving crowd by introducing a flavorful, innovative product that’s wholeheartedly Lebanese. Similarly, Z Arak, a saffron-flavored arak by Naas Food Company, Kor (Rechmaya Distillery), and Secreterre and Gata Gin (Colonel Brewery and Distillery) are just a few names that are working hard to offer high-quality and affordable alternatives that not only taste great but also celebrate Lebanon’s zest for life and entrepreneurial spirit.
The Malt Gallery is proud to support Lebanese producers. You will find a number of local brands on our website — the selection is continuously growing — so you can enjoy a taste of Lebanon wherever you are.