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arrack

(âr`ək), strong spirits distilled chiefly in Asia from fermented fruits, grains, or sugarcane. In the 19th cent., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) became quite noted for palm toddy arrack and in modern times, Indonesia makes the best arrack. Other names for arrack are rack, raki, and arak.
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For centuries, many palm species have been tapped throughout the tropical world in order to produce fresh juice (sweet toddy), fermented drinks (toddy, wine, arrak), "honey", brown sugar (jaggery) or refined sugar [1].