Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort has recently launched Eau de Vivre, a private-label spirit created in collaboration with Krabi’s first distillery, Kilo Spirits.
As the first-ever exclusive hotel label spirit in Thailand, Eau de Vivre emulates the classic London dry gin but features a unique, subtle flavour profile.
The resort’s management team and the master distillers at Kilo Spirits meticulously selected botanicals from sustainable local sources to create a flavour that reflects the exotic elegance of the hotel’s home province.
Crafting Eau de Vivre
Locally-sourced sugarcane and botanicals were carefully blended to create the original flavour profile of Eau de Vivre.
Jasmine flowers add delicate floral notes, cashew nuts feel buttery smooth in the mouth, while Krabi pineapple provides a sweet, tropical finish.
The selection process included multiple blind tasting sessions to ensure the perfect blend. The product has a minimal carbon footprint, is inspired by its native environment and is produced just a short distance from Sofitel Krabi.
The Legend Behind the Label
The name Eau de Vivre comes from the French term meaning “water of life.”
The strapline, “Spirit of the Naga,” pays homage to Krabi’s mythical Naga Mountain, located near the hotel.
The mountain is believed to be the domain of the “Naga,” a serpentine demi-god that sustains the beauty of the province.
The product’s spiritual essence reflects the legend of the Naga, making it more than just a drink.
The Distinctive Flavor of Eau de Vivre
Eau de Vivre’s complex yet masterfully balanced flavour makes it an ideal choice for anyone wanting to try something new in the world of small-batch craft spirits.
It can be enjoyed as a sunset G&T or as the main element in an imaginative cocktail crafted by Aurelius, the resident mixologist of Sofitel Krabi.
Eau de Vivre is not only for seasoned gin connoisseurs but also for adventurous explorers.
Where to Find Eau de Vivre
Eau de Vivre is exclusively available at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. It can be enjoyed in the Explorer Bar or purchased in a limited-edition gift box offered at the onsite boutique shop.
Exclusive small group workshops can be arranged at the hotel or distillery, including the opportunity to walk away with a personalized bottle.
Eau de Vivre is a product of love that the team at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is proud to call its own.
It is a unique, locally-inspired drink that stands tall with a bold presence, worthy of recognition when placed against major labels.
Guests, visitors, and local residents are all invited to savour this special local spirit at the Explorer’s Bar.