The hotel yesterday was super nice but to expensive for us. We were only able to have this luxury for one day and now it’s time to leave our hotel and Chiang Mai. Next destination: Bangkok. This time not by train but by night bus. We splurged a bit and decided to take the super-VIP bus that would take us from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 10 hours, for just £16. The seats were comfy, it had an entertainment system on board, and a stewardess. It was just like an airplane on wheels. We even got a sandwich. So I started our ride by switching on a movie, eating a sandwich, turning on the massage chair (!!!!) and opening my bottle of rice wine that I bought.
The Choojai Rice Wine is made by the same company as the Piti Tea Rice Wine. The label looks similar too, but this time there is a cute-looking lady on it and not a topless tattooed biker. The 11 percent rice wine was clear and pale yellow, just like a white wine. It had a mildly rice-like smell with a sour but not too sweet aroma to it. The taste was dry sweet and quite sour with not much of a rice flavor to it. The aftertaste was quite dry and lasted long. The producer describes it as “The white wine of the North” and I have to totally agree here. The look, the aroma, and the taste reminded a lot of a white wine. Here and there you can notice that it is made out of rice but it is very subtle and mild. Overall not a bad drink, but a bit too dry for me.