So this is why Bhutan is the world’s happiest country!

Serving Ara, Bhutan’s most celebrated drink, in traditional dress

On a recent visit, Neeta Lal discovers Bhutan is a tippler’s paradise

At the Simply Bhutan interactive museum in the capital city, Thimphu, the guide points to a fascinating array of handcrafted containers used to store ara, the local liquor made from high altitude
barley, rice, wheat, potatoes or buckwheat and either fermented or distilled.

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