Ok, so three questions
1. Does anyone know where/if I can buy a bottle of Captain Morgan here, or any Caribbean rum that isn't Bacardi?
2. A bit of a stretch, but anyone seen Sailor Jerry's Spiced Navy Rum here?
3. Where is a store with a good beer selection? By good, I mean basically anything beyond Chang, Singha, Carlsberg, Heineken etc. I like all kinds of beer, and love IPAs, Amber Ales, and Trappists.
I think Villa supermarket has rum. beer selection is a bit dodgy but they have a bit
I remember seeing Captain Morgan stocked in Tesco Lotus liqour section up in Bang Yai, but this was a few years ago now. (I don't live in Thailand anymore.) I remember being surprised at the selection on the shelves and I bought a bottle of Wild Turkey that day. Drank it neat and freaked the wife out.
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Find a local beer you like or abandon drinking beer, no true import beer available is within the price range of a chalkie unless your intake quantity is low enough to embarrass a chalkie. Try Leo, San Miguel, Chang Export, etc. there are plenty more that you haven't listed yet, on the other hand if you are looking for premium brands you either drink less than I do or you are in a different financial realm.
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Being a beer drinker, I despair at the local beers available in Thailand.
Chang, Heineken, Singha, Leo.
They're all poor excuses for beer in my book. I have settled on Leo because I can drink it the longest without feeling sick. (Usually about 4 big bottles)
The usual suspects, Foodland, Villa, and Topps usually have some imported beers that are worth trying.
Sometimes rather bizarrely, Tesco's have the odd import from the UK. But this is sporadic and they don't carry these lines continuously.
Regarding the Rum. The Villa Market near me has a very good selection of different spirits. I looked last week and I remember some good dark and white Rums.
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Lao Beer is excellent and available for not too much $$$.... i'd even drink it back home.
The French left a few good things behind when they left.
The Pintsman, sala deang, has a good selection of beers if your looking for a few outside of the house. Brew House thong lor too, i think.
Your best destination for alcoholic drinks has to be Prompong bts.
You've got villa on one side of the road and the emporium on the other.
The beer selection is probably better at the emporium.
Though as canuck says, the prices will drive you to spirits or to the local pish sooner or later.
I will head down to Emporium and take a look, its only a few stops away from where I'm living.
I should clarify, I like the local beers just fine and regularly drink them. I just like to get other beers as a treat every now and then, as the budget doesn't allow for expensive booze all the time.
Even Tops Supermarket has some decent German and Belgium stuff. Keep scanning the beer sections in your local (larger) supermarkets.
Friendship supermarkets in Pattaya are far the best for beer selection.
Pattaya is definitely good for alcohol. The booze selection at 'Best' is excellent.
Possibly slightly off topic but..
Isnt sang som actually rum? I know they call it whiskey over there but I drank it quite a few times when living over there and seem to remember it tasting a little like rum. I am suggesting the fellow buy it as a substitute, just a question.
Not actually a bad drop with some soda water and ice.
Sorry that should read...
I am not suggesting the fellow buy it as a substitute.