ABV: 55 %
Type: Rice Whiskey (Lao-Lao)
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is harsh and sweet. At first there’s a butterscotch sweetness popping out of the glass with a sharp ethanol note underneath. After a while everything merges together and becomes a slightly funky distillate with an unplacable fruit note within. There’s a metallic note in the back as well. After that, the nose doesn’t change at all. This is a better nose than expected, but it’s still not something which should be nosed or consumed neat.
Mouth: It starts out with a wet cardboard kind of taste with a mild sweetness underneath. With time the whole thing becomes s lot sweeter. There’s a harsh and bitter note in the back and the whole thing tastes a bit chalky and cheap. There’s really nothing to help it along so it’s just ethanol without any interesting side notes.
Finish: It doubles down on everything throughout the transition and it’s just very unpleasant at this point. Luckily everything dies down quite quickly. All that’s left is a chalky note and a dry mouth with what feels like a wood note within the chalk but it’s hard to pinpoint anything of substance. The unpleasantries stay and just won’t go away. This is bad whisky. This is moonshine. It’s not a pleasant drink and it shouldn’t be consumed neat. Or at all.
This is a rice whiskey made in the famous Ban Xanghai Whiskey Village in Laos. There are several producers located in this tourist attraction.
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