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Alcohol in Burma

Posted by pete61 on 30/12/2013 at 19:06

Can I buy scotch such as Chivas or Johnny Black in Burma?
If so, is it expensive or should I buy some duty free in Singapore.
Thanks, Pete

#1 pete61 has been a member since 27/9/2009. Posts: 39

Posted by pete61 on 9/2/2014 at 16:16

Well I can answer my own question now - we've been!

Yes you can buy reasonable and better scotch in Burma. We found a couple of bars around that sold scotch as well as their own version which we didn't get to try.

Best we saw in the larger towns/cities were in their supermarkets. All the Johnny Walkers up to Gold were available as well as Chivers, 12yr Dewers, some single malts, a few Cognacs, Vodkas, Pastis, great local beer and wine from Burnma and some parts of the world. Prices were a little cheaper than duty free in Singapore. Myanmar beer is really good. We even tried a Spirolina beer - it keeps you young!

There was a pretty well stocked duty free shop at the Yangon airport as well.

We loved Burma, hope you do too.


#2 pete61 has been a member since 27/9/2009. Posts: 39

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Posted by dannyjacob on 10/2/2014 at 09:07

Posted from within Vietnam.

Thanks for your useful information, Pete!

Glad you found your favourite drinks and enjoyed them. If possible, let us know something about your trip.


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