Reynald Achievements

Reynald Vito Grattagliano is the creator of the world’s first 0% ABV non-alcoholic spirits

Back 2007

Reynald Vito Grattagliano was inspired to produce alcohol free spirits following an episode with his 22-year-old son, who upon returning home from a party where there was ample imbibing, began to feel those certain unappealing after-effects. “He suggested that someone should create a liquor that doesn’t leave you feeling so
hung-over,” explains Reynald Grattagliano.

Three years later he launched Arkay, the world’s first 0% ABV non-alcoholic spirits.

How Arkay Was Invented?

The founder of Arkay, a product line of beverages that are liquor flavored but 100% free of alcohol. Though only recently introduced, demand for the beverage has generated sales throughout the world, and the company is building on current successes by introducing new lines of versions of whisky, vodka, rum, gin and Tequila, which may taste like the real deal, but are totally free of alcohol and containing no whisky, vodka, rum gin and tequila.

Reynald Grattagliano was inspired to produce the drinks following an episode with his 22-year-old son, who upon returning home from a party where there was ample imbibing, began to feel those certain unappealing after-effects. “He suggested that someone should create a liquor that doesn’t leave you feeling so hung-over,” explains Reynald Grattagliano.

The son, of course, didn’t realize that suggestion would compel his father to not only spend the next five years of his life researching such a method, but he would spend five million dollars to make it happen.

Reynald Grattagliano has made an enviable fortune by creating designer perfumes which are touted by some of the top beauty and cosmetic companies known to the world. After spending nearly two years attempting to devise an alcohol-free derivative that not only smelled, but tasted like liquor, Grattagliano sought the expertise from a team of scientists at a lab in Switzerland. This collaboration ultimately resulted in the creation of an entirely new molecule, the quintessential break-through by which Arkay beverages were born.

The name derives from Reynald Grattagliano’s travels abroad. Apparently, during his stays in China, some people had trouble pronouncing his first name. Instead of saying “Reynald” their utterance was closer to “Arr-K” – which was AOK with him.

Arkay’ founder Reynald Vito Grattagliano is the son of an Italian well-known perfumer, in the late 20th century, Reynald transformed himself into a perfumer millionaire before he was 30, establishing bottling plants worldwide, selling several times his companies and making millions for himself.

Arkay Alcohol Substitute

Arkay has a small molecule placed inside the drink, in contact with the tongue the drink sends stimuli to the brain, the illusion operates, and the mucous membranes of smell and taste saturate and make the consumer believe that he is drinking alcohol.