December 20, 2015
Aquavit sells like hot cakes
Danish “snaps” and Swedish “nuppar” – commonly known as aquavit – has sold briskly this year in Thailand among the Nordic expats.
“For many Scandinavian expats in Thailand it is not really Christmas without a few “snaps” or “nuppar” with their Christmas lunch,” says CEO Gregers Moller, ScandMedia Group.
ScandMedia’s webshop www.scandshop.in.th was sold out dry for several weeks from end of November to mid-December. But the ScandShop has now received a few bottles of fresh supply – Gammel Dansk, Skaane Akvavit and Aalborg Jubilaeum – to help the poor expats.
Part of the reason that there was a scarcity in the market was a new customs procedure that saw many deliveries of alcohol get stuck for a lengthy check in customs.
“We have had orders waiting for the release of new supplies, but now we should be good again – at least for a while. The Nordic restaurants have been the worst hurt, but also individual customers have been laid dry while waiting for the release.
Customers who buy online now, will be able to see, how many bottles are left in the stock as there is a cap on how many bottles can be purchased.