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Cold Drinks, Hot Climate—Cambodian Beer, Wine and Whiskey

July 31, 2014 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

It gets hot in Cambodia, so your travelers are going to need a drink. After a day of hardcore sightseeing and temple exploration, nothing beats a rest with a refreshing drink.

The local beverage is called Angkor Beer. Like many things in Cambodia, this local brew gets its name from the country’s source of pride and inspiration, Angkor Wat. As a guest in Cambodia it would be highly impolite not to indulge one’s thirst with a few cold Ankors. In recent years another national beer has gained attention to challenge Angkor Beer’s crown. This new contender, patriotically called ‘’Cambodia,” adopted the nationalistic icon of the country, Preah Vihear temple, as its label and logo. The choice of the logo is not without political motive, however. Until November 2013, Thailand claimed dominion over Preah Vihear as this important historical site is very close to the border. Therefore, maybe just in case Thailand argues Preah Vihear doesn’t belong to Cambodia, the crafty Khmers can use their national beer brand in their defense.

Cambodia is also host to a selection of rocket fuel like local tipples. Sra-special or special wine (Khmer name is teuk thnout chhou) is a local whisky-like concoction that has a tolerable taste. Made from palm and retailing at around 1000 riel (USD 0.25) a bottle, it’s a cheap route to an early night. On the plus side, research shows that palm juice contains vitamins B, C, and D and is full of minerals. This drink can be found in almost every local village in rural Cambodia.

Cambodia has also recently started producing grape wine to an international standard. Labeled as Prasat Phnom Banon, it is the first grape wine ever produced locally in Cambodia. The grapes, however, are imported from France, Australia and the USA. This is a very new product for Cambodia. The winery is located in the bohemian town of Battambang in northwest Cambodia.

For more information on the Kingdom Brewery and Battambang vineyards, or booking requests, please contact [email protected].

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