Spotted recently on the shelves of Bangkok’s hippest bars: Lanna, a new 100-percent Thai rice spirit.

The bottle is a collaborative effort between South Asia Distillers—a Singapore-Thai collective made up of bartending talents including Supawit “Palm” Muttarattana of Vesper/Backstage, Suwincha “Cha Cha” Singsuwan of Rabbit Hole and Natakorn “Thumb” Changrew Kaijin—and decade-old Chiang Mai-based distillery Edelbrand.

Their idea was to create a distinct spirit that represents Southeast Asia and which can be mixed easily into a range of cocktails. A blend of jasmine and sticky rice is triple distilled in a copper pot on low heat for a crisp, floral flavor.

You’ll be able to pick up a bottle for yourself (B1,750/700ml, 40% ABV) at the aforementioned bars, as well as Thalassa, a new Thai spirit-oriented bar and bottle shop in the Sook Siam zone at IconSiam. Other bottles available there include Grandma Jinn, Malai, Iron Balls and Chalong Bay.

Expect to find Lanna in more bars and bottle shops when it officially launches in early 2019.



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