Everyone knows I love Sang Som Royal Thai Rum. I buy at least one bottle of it per week. I’ve noticed something disturbing about Sang Som lately though, as I have bought several bottles that tasted bad. There is something different about these bad bottles; some additive or property that imparts a bad taste. I first noticed it a few weeks ago, and since that time, 2 more bottles I’ve recently purchased have the same additive flavor. As far as I can tell, it only effects the large bottles as the smaller bottles taste fine. In my home I have a bad bottle and a good bottle. Guests who are not as familar with Sang Som as I am can smell and taste the difference.
Hui-chen thinks these bad bottles might even be fakes, but I hesitate to make such a claim. But it looks like I’ll be buying the small bottles for awhile.