A Vietnamese Rice Wine Called Ruou

A Vietnamese Rice Wine Called Ruou

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[caption id="attachment_8641" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Nep Phu Loc - fragrant rice is the original rice liquor and is the base of all flavours[/caption] In Vietnam’s long tradition of distillation, its most famous alcohol is ruou, or rice wine. Cheap, ubiquitous and potent, ruou is widely consumed. This is thanks to a proliferation of the small home distilleries throughout the country, where the land’s staple crop of rice is cooked, mashed, fermented and distilled to produce a strong, clear alcohol. In recent years, however, ruou has been losing ground to beer, amidst concerns over the safety, hygiene, and quality of home distilleries. To most of the urban youths, it’s perceived as somewhat old-fashioned and uncool. Enter Son Tinh, a range of artisanal, handcrafted ruou infused with authentic Vietnamese flavours such as fragrant…
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