In the evenings it is not only Ya Dong stalls found selling potent liquor. At most eateries and Bangkok street food tables across the city you can find groups of locals sharing banter over bottles of strong rums and whiskys. The preferred tipple at these tables is the popular Blend 285 Whisky a rich, blended malt Whisky distilled as a Scotch and aged in oak casks. Blend 285 tastes like scotch yet sells for quarter the price. Great value for money.
Other popular roadside liquors include Mekhong ‘Whisky’ a blend of distilled rice and sugarcane (not whisky) and Sangsom rum a cult favourite with partying backpackers.