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    LOcal firewater.

    A nice tipple:
    Was at a new year’s party BBQ etc on neighbors’ farm..Great fun..So many really nice people who seem to be forever laughing..
    Great food and not a china plate or any fancy tableware in sight...Chaotic piles of plastic bowls and bags of food on any shaded surface...Guests just helped themselves...Built their own meals….
    Anyways was offered a shot from an old whiskey bottle filled with clear alcohol...Wary but accepted a shot glass full. Bloody lovely, nothing like the expected Lao Koi. Slightly sweet, no eye watering burn.
    Seems it is made from some palm fruit, palm sugar and yeast. I think if I had been given it out of a fancy bottle would think it an exotic expensive liqueur. Sold locally I understand by the kilo in plastic bags! Don’t know or care about its legality…but at 90 baht a kilo! A few years and some entrepreneur will export market it methinks.
    Musta downed a few no headache or hangover although I hear that our local noodle vendor who was continually demanding that I match her shot for shot is in a bad way this am.
    Must admit it packs a wallop though...I had to be driven the two clicks home.

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    Palm wine??

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_wine

    Known as kache or namtanmao in Thailand.

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    Do you have a sore bottom, sometimes the only evidence of the intensity of the brew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Musta downed a few no headache or hangover although I hear that our local noodle vendor who was continually demanding that I match her shot for shot is in a bad way this am.
    Must admit it packs a wallop though...I had to be driven the two clicks home.
    Getting the farang stunningly and paralytically drunk seems to be a popular sport up country.

    I suppose the resident farangs find ways to avoid it, but I know my trips up country have been rather alcoholic.

    But I do agree, some of that stuff being sold locally on the QT is very, very potable....

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    Had some home made absinthe in Lao 500kip(hefty 8 baht for legless)a shot couldn't walk after 4 yet a delicious taste.

    Also an old gal right opp the security gates of the French Embassy with huge amphora jars at an outrageous 1000kip (which I think is about 4 baht )per hangover, all kinds of flavours Beerlaodrinker'll give you the steet its the only shop in the shade of the Tricolor.

    Of course there may the price of a memory cells added in later!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Musta downed a few no headache or hangover although I hear that our local noodle vendor who was continually demanding that I match her shot for shot is in a bad way this am.
    Must admit it packs a wallop though...I had to be driven the two clicks home.
    Getting the farang stunningly and paralytically drunk seems to be a popular sport up country.

    I suppose the resident farangs find ways to avoid it, but I know my trips up country have been rather alcoholic.

    But I do agree, some of that stuff being sold locally on the QT is very, very potable....
    555..actually south in Trang province....was fine until I tried to stand and walk..

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    Slightly off topic anyone know the soft drink made from a tree, looks like ribena and tastes like shit.?

    Opened the fridge the other day,thought it was juice and a mouth full and nearly puked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Palm wine??

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_wine

    Known as kache or namtanmao in Thailand.
    That would be Tuak. I don't think that was it as the OP states clear alcohol. So the brew was distilled.

    More likely Arrack or a derivation of Feni.

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