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Reviewed 3 days ago

A few minutes respite from the boat trip back from the caves, stopping to climb to the little whisky village. Our guide explained the three types they make and we sampled each. No-one was tempted to buy the medicinal versions ie bottles of whisky with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a tour of SE Asia and our local guide brought us here. Very interesting to see all the bottled whisky with spiders and snakes! Before we boarded the boat our last stop was to try some of the local whisky. I had already tried...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Whisky Village is included on most tours outside the city, especially river trips because the tourist market is right next to the river dock. Chief commodity on sale is rice liquor, and you can get it with or without "medicinal" additives, such as snakes. There's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Stopped at the village as part of trip up river. Ok to stop for a bit. No pressure to buy. Pleasant to stretch legs and have a wander. Some local stuff for sale. Whisky without an animal is a fun souvenir!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

We didnt go with a guide but there was literally nothing there but a stall with whiskey and about 5 stalls with scarves. Really not worth making the stop unfortunately.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank cmryanz
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our trip to the caves. Interesting to see the whisky being made but the shops around it sell the same fare as most other retailers. Unless you are right in to whisky give it a miss.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Like others we stopped on our way to the caves. This village had no whiskey making and only one vendor selling whiskey. The stalls didn’t sell anything authentic, the whole place is currently a construction site & our ‘15 minutes’ was to long! Wat looked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

People are really harsh on here! This was a lovely stop off on our way to the caves. It was great to see how whisky and rice wine were made and an opportunity to see how Laos people live. We bought 4 bottles to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank TheRecketts
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This market is a very sweet and small market. The workers were working very hard and were so so sweet. The Whiskey Village was showing us really interesting whiskey with all of the animals inside the bottles (like scorpions and warsps). It was sweet with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

A small market - with some nice workers. A bit to see but maybe wished to see a little bit more. Worth a visit anyway.

Date of experience: October 2018
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