Samai Distillery

#9b, Street 830 (corner w/ Sothearos Blvd.), 830 Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Two Venezuelan expats thought it was criminal that Cambodia wasn’t using its high-quality homegrown sugarcane molasses to make rum, so they built the country’s first rum distillery. Nowadays, Samai Distillery bottles the country’s most alluring terroir-driven spirit: Kampot Pepper Rum, sourcing the signature aromatic spice from a local organic farm. You can find it at bars throughout the city, but it’s best consumed while mingling with local artists when Samai opens its distillery doors to the public on Thursday nights. Thursdays 6-11:30pm.

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