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    Which brand of booze best says thank you to a thai?

    I had an English speaking University Vice President go out of his way to help change a policy that will greatly enhance my job.

    I want to buy him a nice bottle of booze. Do you have any ideas of brands that a Thai man is likely to really enjoy? Thanks!

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    doesnt have to be booze.

    a small platter of fruit, one of those baskets of houshold stuff you can buy in supermarkets...

    if you do want booze, i'd say a bottle of black or a bottle of chivas would be the go.

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    black? johnny walker black?

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    aah, yes, Johnnie walker black label.

    dont buy red, that screams cheap. presumably blue or green is too expensive.

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    thanks. i didnt know the significance color variations. very helpful, willy.

    any other ideas?

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    Yep, definitely Johnnie Walker Black for someone of his standing.

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    Black over Chivas?

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    Thais like black.
    Pakistanis like Chvas.

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    Thanks

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    If he's Chinese how about a gift basket of bird nest beverage...?

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    he is an older, retired thai (not chinsese in thai) guy with a Phd from the usa. reasonably good english though he rarely uses it. the thing that impressed me is that i didnt ask him to get involved and he conflicted a bit with the university prez who was the source of the shitty policy. he also had nothing to gain except the western joy of seeing common sense prevail.

    though retired, he accepted this year long assignment (in a pretty isolated location) as a favour (and some $$ retirement incentive i am sure) to friend in the government. he is away from his family and i think he would appreciate both the gesture of the thank you as well as the contents of the bottle.

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    Johnnie Walker Black Label or Swing

    I have seen JW Gold here but difficult to find

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    swing is a synonym for black?

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    Say something different with Remy Martin VSOP, not much more than a bottle of JWB.

    Johnny Black is shit whisky.

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    JW Black always appreciated but if you want to give him something special, Green Label would be a topper I'm sure. Makes your wallet look like it has been on a diet however!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Johnny Black is shit whisky.
    irrelevant since most thai's happen to like it.

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    Chiv Reg.

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    I have drank a load of Black, Chivas, and most of the others, and the only difference is in the first sip, and even that is hard to tell the difference, but Black or Chevas is damn hard to beat as a gift, VSOP is cool if they do not like scotch,, Now I know that is hard to believe, but some folks don't like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Say something different with Remy Martin VSOP
    Yea, thats what I would do, unless you ask for his preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsidian
    swing is a synonym for black?
    Nope Swing is a JW Brand name
    Comes in a novel bottle that is rounded at the bottom



    "Johnnie Walker Swing was invented in 1932 specifically for the trans-oceanic trade. The convex bottom causes it to rock back and forth along with the wave action on a ship. Because humans notice movement this caused it to become more popular at the bars on board."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    JW Black always appreciated but if you want to give him something special, Green Label would be a topper I'm sure. Makes your wallet look like it has been on a diet however!
    went with a liter of jw see-key-ow. he looked in the bag and uttered "mmm, the best". we quickly agreed that it was the best this little shithole offers.

    not cheap but well worth it given that in thai terms he basically walked the plank for me. i have been cheated, ignored and dicked with so many times in this fucking country that when somebody goes out of their way to help me -- with no self-interested money angle and without being asked -- i want to kiss'em on the god damn mouth.

    thanks for the advice, boys. made me look like i knew what the fuck. ha!

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    If you want to impress
    I guess blue is the best

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    no blue available. green was the best in town. the store owner brought out with a bit of embarrassed pride like he was showing me his mia's new born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsidian
    no blue available. green was the best in town. the store owner brought out with a bit of embarrassed pride like he was showing me his mia's new born.
    This I have always found to be the case. Rarely find blue unless you pick it up at airport duty free.

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    7,000 bht a bottle

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    how about a bottle of Master Blend? - allright with a dash of milk. - doubt most of the fuckers here would appreciate the difference anyway.


    As for JW - I find the 'Gold' label to be a tasty drop - can get it for about 1K in Laos (but 3K in Thailand)

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