Satho Lao Rice Wine, produced in Ban Wanghai (also spelled Xiang Hai or Sanghai), a.k.a. the famous Whiskey Village.
Their “low” alcohol rice wine is a superb product that tastes like banana meets citrus. The residual sugar makes a tart and sweet experience somewhat like alcoholic lemonade. It’s made from what looks like a hulled white aborio type rice for a final product reminiscent of unfiltered sake with ~15% Alc.
Ignoring the problems associated with package tourism, animal infused liquor and the crazy English translations that pervade Laos, i’m so glad the Whiskey village makes a living selling hooch to us falang (foreigner).
Affordability: 8/10 Lets just say we happily overpaid (2$) for the small bottle.
Cannabis Pairability: 7/10 Who got the Lemon Haze?