Our liquid treasure is distilled using an imported French copper still producing only small handcrafted batches of rum.
The manufacturers, SangSom Company, export to around 20 countries, but export run for barely one percent of total sales. In Mekhong must have been the most popular rum in Thailand.
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We rest our rum for a minimum of 8 months before being bottled. With its strategic location on the Malay Peninsula at the top of the Strait of Malacca, Phuket was a major trading post for the region, attracting British, French, Portuguese and Chinese ships.
Chalong, which means 'celebration' in Thai, captures the eum essence of Chalong Bay, which celebrates the authentic traditions of rum making as well as the rich mix of heritage, culture and people that are involved in producing our award-winning natural rum. Every bottle is checked and labelled by hand at our distillery before being shipped.
It is aged in charred oak barrels for five years before bottling.
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Our Collection. Referring to the site mentioned in reply 1, how Thai would be something named "Black Thaii Hong Thong has less alcohol and the taste is mellower and sweeter. Buy them if you want to give your mother a real taste of Thailand but she might not like it.
Now you can find it in Suvarnabhumi duty-free shops as a luxury brand for about baht for a ml bottle. The 'best Thai rum' is an oxymoron. Whilst respecting the tradition of rum making we use a novel approach that involves innovative craftsmanship, sustainable production and local enterprise.
I have no idea what it tastes like now since the price is more than double the rums you can buy in ordinary shops. Report inappropriate content. Over 70 million litres are sold in Thailand each year, achieving a market share of more than 70 percent in its thau.
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Today, people from around the world are still drawn by the island's exotic tropical location. Our Cocktails Discover Our Distillery Find US Our History Blending vision and passion, our unique dream is to create truly original handcrafted rum using sustainable production that binds the traditional French art of distillation with the rich sugarcane heritage of Thailand.
After rigorous research we selected only indigenous single variety best-in-crop sugarcane, grown without chemical fertilizers, in partnership with local farmers who still harvest their crop by hand, preserving the pure essence of natural sugarcane. The marketing will always call these the best.
The crucial fermentation stage where alcohol is produced is where we create the unique aroma, character and quality of the rum. There are attempts to launch some brands as luxury items to rmu tourist and export market.
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Our Sugarcane In our quest for authenticity we ventured to the original source of sugarcane throughout the world, South East Asia and in particular Thailand due to its exceptional richness of over different varieties. Both are widely available in shops also in ml bottles for less than baht per bottle.
Sangsom I would describe as dry and sharp if you drink it straight up. Buying a bottle would also strain your duty-free import allowance. Rum is a tipple for the common man; there is nothing fancy about it. This organic liquid treasure is rich in character and what lends our award-winning natural thao that distinctively extra smooth tropical taste with its expressive aroma of natural purity.
My Thai acquaintances fhai sure do not dream about drinking it.
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Its alcohol content is 40 percent by volume. Then it just faded away. The medals are featured prominently on the product's packaging and have led to it being referred to locally as "SangSom Rianthong" SangSom Gold Medallion.
People with even less means booze on lao khao; affluent connoisseurs spend their money on imported whisky and cognac. I can still recall the distinct aftertaste of petrol. It was introduced in November and has since become a dominant brand in the Thai spirits market.