Rice whisky for sale at the Ban Xang Hai 'whisky village'
The Ban Xang Hai 'Whisky Village' is reputed to have several stills distilling the famous Laolao rice whisky. In fact, this is supposed to be specialty of this village. And sure enough, we are greeted by a small stall selling bottles of Laolao rice whisky. As it was peak heat and lunch time, this was the only stall open. No one in our group made any purchases though. (Luang Prabang, Laos/ Lao PDR, April 2014)