I'm in Cambodia for the next couple of weeks. I was hoping to bring home some alcoholic drinks for friends and family.
Are there any drinks that are illegal to bring into the UK? Is Mekhong whiskey allowed?
I know that some of these drinks are legal in the UK, such as absinthe, but outside the EU they are made differently, so it would be better to check first!
Also, does anyone recommend any particular drinks? Cheers.
#1 pikem11 has been a member since 28/7/2011. Posts: 3
If you want to give your friends a dreadful hangover try a bottle of Ginseng wine at $1 a bottle 20% proof. It doesn't taste too bad actually.
If you really feel brave you could try bringing back one of those jars of alcohol containing spiders and snakes and other wildlife. I wonder what Customs would make of it though?
#2 sayadian has been a member since 15/1/2008. Posts: 1,557
I've seen the limit on quantities of alcohol I can bring, which seems Ok. But I doubt customs would allow wildlife drinks!
Does anyone know a link to a webpage showing a list of SPECIFIC banned substances/chemicals to take through customs? I can't find one.
Another thing, I'm currently in Sihanoukville, so drinks will be easily accessible. I'm not sure what the situation will be like in Siem reap. Should I buy stuff here or wait until I go to Siem reap next week?
#5 pikem11 has been a member since 28/7/2011. Posts: 3
Ah! the 50 cent beers on the beach in S'villle!
Alcohol is much cheaper in Cambodia than Thailand.
Spirits are the same price all over Cambodia so if your flying out of Bangkok buy a bottle in Cambodia. Remember the legal quantity is 1 litre.There's quite a hefty fine for bringing over the limit but many do as it's rare to be searched. SR is the same price as everywhere else.
#6 sayadian has been a member since 15/1/2008. Posts: 1,557
Not going to Thailand I'm afraid! Just in Cambodia till the 16th August. But the point in bringing something home is that:
a) As you said, it's cheap
b) I won't tell my friends that these things give you awful hangovers!
#7 pikem11 has been a member since 28/7/2011. Posts: 3