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Postby Guest » Sun May 15, 2005 4:51 am

Can you buy alcohol in the compound, and is it sold on the golf greens???

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:43 pm

Alcohol is not allowed in Saudi Arabia. It is illegal, but so is Marijuana in the USA. Booze can be obtained easily, but you can be punished for being caught with it; mostly for selling it. You just need a source and you will get one easily after you arrive. Just ask around. Best thing to do is get your own still and make it yourself. This is better than the commercial stuff which is about $100 a bottle on the black market (it is there). Ask anyone there for the \"Blue Flame\", which is a book published by the company (before booze was banned in the 60's, because a Prince got drunk and killed someone) that explains how to make white and brown (white is like Taquila or Saki or Vodka, brown is like Jack Daniels or Canadian wiskey, but better as it has very little impurities; like 195 Proof if it is distilled right).

Booze is not sold on the greens of the golf course; not commercially at least. I would not doubt that some expatriate entrapeneur has not started something like this, but it would be on the sly and not in the open.

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