Facts About Sri Lanka

Oldest Alcoholic Spirit in the World

Sri Lanka developed the world’s first alcoholic spirit thousands of years ago. Arrack, (named after ‘Arakku’ in Sinhalese) said to be the father of modern day Vodka. It is gathered from fermented coconut flowers or sugarcane. Sri Lanka is currently the largest manufacturer of the beverage in the world.

oldest alcohol in the world
Man collects syrup from the coconut flowers
White Lion arrack which is sold in the U.S.A
‘White Lion’ arrack sold in the U.S.
Ceylon Arrack which is sold in Europe
Ceylon Arrack which is sold in Europe

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