Sold as “thai whiskey” in most bars, it is actually rum, made from molasses, and tastes like someone spit in a moldy shoe, and, needing a profit, bottled it and called it whiskey. It’s Thailand’s most popular and least palatable liquor, consistently dominating the “worst whiskey you ever tasted” category.
Do Thai people drink a lot of alcohol?
Thailand is the fifth biggest consumer of alcohol per capita in the world. The most popular drink is beer, followed by local whiskey. Wine is becoming increasingly popular. The boom began when the royal doctors recommended to the king to drink a couple of glasses of red wine a day for heart problems.
Can you drink alcohol in Thailand?
Drinking area – Thailand is a highly religious country that is intolerant of profane activities. Drinking alcohol is illegal in places including temples, worship sites, pharmacies, gas stations, public offices, public parks and schools. Lawbreakers will face imprisonment of six months and or a fine of over 10,000 Baht.
What alcohol goes well with Thai food?
The sweet muskiness of Pinot Gris works well with most Thai dishes, while a sweet Riesling goes with Thai-spiced seafood, stir-fries, and salads. Do you prefer beer with your food? Citrusy, spicy beers go best with hot and sour Thai dishes, while beef salad is the ideal match for an ice-cold Singha beer.
Is Hong Thong a whiskey?
Hong Thong whiskey, Thailand
Hong Thong came into my life one muggy night in Sukothai, although Thai whiskey is ubiquitous (and notorious) around the country. My friend, Scottish and drunk, had gone up to the bar in search of spirits, and came back with a bottle of $4 whiskey he carried like a grim trophy.