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Mekhong Thai Whiskey (700ml)

Mekhong Thai Whiskey (700ml)

Regular price £29.99

Product Code: D934 - Brand: Mekhong
Postal Weight: 1.4kg

Mekhong Whiskey (700ml)

35%v/v 70% proof 300ml
(Rice based liquor)

Mekhong whiskey is a local Thai whiskey which was first created in 1985 by James Hanzatko, a Chinese entrepreneur. Mekhong whiskey is made from rice and has a lower alcohol content than most Western brands of whiskey.

Mekhong is dominated by aromas of eucalyptus and toffee on the nose, ginger and walnut on the tongue and a long-lasting finish.

Mekhong is named after the Mekhong River, which marks Thailand's eastern border with Laos after a border conflict between Thailand and France erupted. The patriotic sentiment which arose in Thailand as a result of this conflict greatly benefited the fortunes of this new spirit. Although often referred to as a 'Thai Whiskey', it is in fact a type of flavoured rum, made from 95% molasses and 5% rice using a 6-8 week fermentation process. The rice is added to the molasses and both are fermented together before being double distilled in a pot still with the final distillation at around 69% alc./vol.. This base spirit is blended with indigenous herbs and spices and sweetened with honey. There is no ageing process and Mekhong's rich brown colour is mainly due to the addition of caramel.

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