Heritage & Origin
Established in 1977, Sangsom Distillery is one of the oldest distillers in Thailand. It has been producing top-selling brands of Thai rums for several decades. In 2011, Phraya was introduced using the distiller’s innovativeness and expertise.
“Phraya” is a Thai word used in the old days. Its meaning refers to one of the highest ranks bestowed upon a person by the King. This rank is granted only for outstanding service to the monarch and the country, thus reflecting the exceptional ability of a person. Hence this word is chosen for its befitting meaning of the fine spirit label with unparalleled characteristics.
Phraya is crafted in the province of Nakhon Pathom, the nation’s first and oldest city. Not only important archaeological remains are found here, sugarcane farms are a common sight making sourcing of this primary ingredient effortless. Abundance of freshly-cut sugarcane and temperate climate of this centrally located city provide a perfect setting for the art of rum-making.