Mekhong is Thailand’s first domestically produced branded golden spirit. Launched in 1941, it quickly became the most popular brand in Thailand. While Mekhong is branded as a whiskey, Mekhong is much closer to a rum, however unlike other Thai-whiskeys it does contain some rice. Its flavor and aroma are both spicy and sweet with hints of ginger, honey, toffee, vanilla, floral, herbs and citrus. The distinctive aroma and taste are created when the distilled molasses and rice spirit is blended with a secret recipe of indigenous herbs and spices.