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?
Not Israeli, but you might want to try this arak:
It's American and the quality is outstanding. It makes most other arak taste like anti-freeze. The website shows a number of stores in Maryland that carry it and it's available on line if that's legal for you.