^abKjeilen, Tore. "Arak". LookLex Encyclopaedia. Diakses tanggal 2 Desember 2012. Arak today is largely a product of Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.
^abcde"Arak: Liquid Fire". The Economist. Desember 2003. Diakses tanggal 2 Desember 2012. Syrians, Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and Iraqis [...] have long happily quaffed their own araks. But most would concede that the best of the lot is Lebanese.