TZS 468 LN 0129 Konyagi & 2 Other Interesting Tanzanian Spirits

Konyagi Bottles and Uganda Waragi Label

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F.A.Q. About Konyagi & Other Spirits Produced in Tanzania

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Q1: What is TZS 468 LN 0129 Konyagi?

When you scan the QR code on the back of a Konyagi bottle, it opens up a text file with the words TZS 468 LN 0129 Konyagi on it.

Presumably, this is a way to verify the authenticity of the product but I am not sure.

I will do some more research and get back to you.

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Q2. What Is the Double Kick Alcohol Percentage?

A. Double Kick is 43% alcohol by volume.

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Q3. What Are Konyagi Side Effects?

A. I don’t know that Konyagi has particular side effects separate from the general side effects of alcohol and hard liquor in particular. Many Tanzanians believe that long-term drinking of Konyagi causes memory loss.

As a regular Konyagi drinker, I don’t believe this is true.

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What I think causes the forgetfulness associated with Konyagi is not so much inherent to the Konyagi itself but rather how much alcohol the average Konyagi drinker consumes.

As I mention in my answer to Q6., the smallest quantity that you can buy Konyagi in is the 200 ml bottle or kasichana, which contains seven standard units of alcohol. 

Many regular Konyagi drinkers drink more than one kasichana per sitting.

Is it hard to see, therefore, why hardcore Konyagi drinkers tend to suffer the harsher long-term effects of alcohol such as memory loss?

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Q4. K Vant vs Konyagi: K Vant Alcohol Percentage

A. Like Konyagi, K Vant is 35% alchol by volume.

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K Vant Price in Kenya

I am not sure if it’s possible to buy K Vant in Kenya. Let me do some research and get back to you on this.

If you know whether or not it is possible to buy K Vant in Kenya and, if so, at what price, please let me know by leaving me a comment below.

Q5. Konyagi Alcohol Percentage: How Strong Is Konyagi?

A. Konyagi is 35% alcohol by volume.

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Q6. Konyagi Price: How Much Does Konyagi Cost in Tanzania?

A. Konyagi comes in bottles of three different sizes: 200 ml (commonly known as kasichana, or ‘little girl’), 500 ml (known commonly as bapa, or ‘blade‘), and 750 ml (known commonly as Faru John, or ‘John the Rhino’).

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In supermarkets, you can buy the 200 ml bottle for as little as Tsh. 2,800. At local bars, it is more likely to cost around Tsh. 5,000.

At my local neighborhood kiosk, the 200 ml bottle sells for Tsh. 3,500, the 500 ml bottle sells at Tsh. 7,500, and the 750 ml for Tsh. 10,000.

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Q7. What Is Kvant Tanzania?

A. K-Vant is a white sprit (I think a gin) made by Mega Beverages Company Limited, a wines & spirits company headquartered in Arusha.

I am not sure when I first saw K-Vant—it’s been around for years.

I do know when I began to notice it, though: sometime in 2018 after it underwent a very successful rebranding.

Now, K-Vant seems to be everywhere, and everyone seems to be drinking K-Vant.

What’s for sure is that it’s giving Konyagi–the more well-established Tanzanian spirit–a run for its money.

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Q8. What Is Double Kick?

Double Kick Bottle

A. Double Kick is a potable cane spirit blended and packed by Kibo Spirits Tanzania Ltd.

The label on the Double Kick bottle says that it contains fine spirit, pineapple flavor, and de-ionized water.

Double Kick is famous for being the first spirit in Tanzania to be packaged in plastic bottles after the ban on alcohol sold in plastic sachets occurred in 2017. 

A 200 ml bottle of Double Kick costs only Tsh. 2,000, which is less than US$1!  

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Q9. What Is the Official Website for Tanzania Konyagi?

A. There is no official website for Tanzania Konyagi, but the official Instagram handle for the beverage is @KonyagiOfficial. If you have a question about this spirit, ask it in the comment section below and I’ll try my best to give you a correct answer! 🙂

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Q10. What Is the K Vant Price in Tanzania?

K Vant is competitively priced relative to Konyagi. At bars close to where I live (in Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam), a 250 ml bottle of K Vant costs the same as a 200 ml bottle of Konyagi, both which sell for about Tsh. 5,000/-.

At Bennie Liquor Store, a well-priced liquor store in the same area, the 250 ml bottle sells for Tsh. 4,000/- while the 750 ml bottle goes for Tsh. 9,500/-. At Triple Seven, a mid-range bar in Kawe, the 250 ml bottle retails at Tsh. 7,000 and the big 750 ml bottle retails for Tsh. 25,000. 

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Q11. Is Konyagi Tanzania a Gin?

A. No. Because Konyagi is made from molasses (a sugarcane derivative), it is a rum not a gin.

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Q12. What Is Konyangi?

A. Konyangi is simply a misspelling of Konyagi.

28 comments

    1. Hi Misternv,

      Welcome to ChickAboutTown! Thanks for your feedback and kudos. As you know, I concur with you! 🙂

      (By the way, if you are the same misternv that blogs on Thoughts and Sparkles…, allow me to tell you that I am a fan and really enjoy your posts there.)

      I hope to see more of you around here.

      Biche

  1. This post makes me miss Uganda (and its Waragi..ugandan water a used 2 call it) even more !! Damn 🙂
    Prefer waragi too, without anything in it to fully enjoy its taste!
    Konyagi a like less

    1. Hi Namusisi,

      Welcome to ChickAboutTown! I think I will start calling Waragi Ugandan water too – the name is so fitting! 🙂

      Waragi straight? Wow! Strong. I don’t think I’ve ever had that. I’ll have to try it out sometime.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      Biche

  2. The drink I remember from my visit Uganda/Kenya, waragi with crushed ice, wedges of sour orange and a a piece of sugar cane to mash everything together. Translated to English the drink is called medicine, a real pick me up. One drink I truely miss

  3. Hi Mark,

    Welcome to ChickAboutTown!

    The drink you describe to me sort of sounds like a Dawa, though I’ve never had a Dawa made quite the way you describe it. I guess it can be made with Waragi, sour oranges, and sugar cane.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Biche

  4. konyagi nytym bt wudnt mind warag.hav tried both enough times. Bt i prefer konyagi. Nice post tho! Keep it up!

  5. Hi George,

    Welcome to ChickAboutTown! What is it that you prefer about Konyagi? I am keen to hear! (Oh and thanks for the kudos!)

    Biche

  6. Maybe the best way is the Iringa village way — a generous shot of Konyagi to enhance a big mug of bamboo wine. Great party fare at the right season.

  7. I drunk Ug waragi 3years before I tast spirt of nation (tanzania) aka konyagi kinywagi kimoj mudundo mumoj dawa ya kuongea lugha Miya lol, everyone have his preference but for me konyagi is my little hell for sure from bottle of 750mil to plastic pack of 20mil( my ever favorite ) konyagi and diamond (singer) made me fall in love with tanzania

    1. Hi Nkusi,

      Welcome to Chick About Town! I like that: “dawa ya kuongea lugha miya”. Hahahahah….

      Thanks for weighing in. 🙂

      B.

  8. On my side, I haven’t tested the Ugandan Walagi but for Konyagi… Its my favourite drink.

    As they say about it.. It’s not a vodka , It’s not a gin , It’s Konyagi . Yes, it’s definitely Konyagi as it taste fantastic in all mix. I like it with Lemon and Red Bull.

    I have tested it with various flavours including Ginger Ale, Tonic Water, Stone Tangawizi and Coke too.

    Its best when used in Ice cubes as it feels Good on my throat as it pass into my body

    Thanks for more details on Walagi.. I will order it for a taste.

    With Love;
    Ally

    1. Hi Ally,

      Thanks again for the comment. So you are a Konyagi lover? 🙂 I will have to try your combination of Konyagi with lemon and Red Bull. I’ve never had it that way before.

      Oh and by the way, thanks for mentioning me on your list of best Tanzanian blogs. I’ve been meaning to get back to you on that, but the weekend had a life of its own. 🙂

      Biche

      1. Your welcome Biche.

        You may also try it with Stone Tangawizi.. it has a nice flavour too.. Just mix 4 pegs of Konyagi, 2 Slice of Lemons, ice Cubes and then add stone tangawizi. Trust me its flavour is awesome too.

        Although for me i prefer a lot redbull and Tonic/Ginger Ale

        1. I generally don’t drink alcohol with Stoney because the sharpness of the ginger fizz grates at my throat. But just for you, lazima nijaribu this cocktail you recommend. I’ll let you know after the weekend! 🙂

          1. Hey Biche,

            You didnt give feedback on Konyagi and Stone Tangawizi. or still haven’t tasted it yet? Just passing on this post and i have an idea for a blog post on Konyagi.. Hope you will get to read it on my blog.

  9. I suffered penis elect after drinking two little bottles of Tanzania Konyagi which I was mixing it with Fanta soda,my penis didn’t elect up to morning,so we leaved the guest house without doing anything,so if there is any one who met same ploblem let share the experience

    1. Hi Ibrahim,

      Welcome to Chick About Town, and thanks for your comment.

      What you share is not surprising nor is it specific to Konyagi, I believe. Do you realize that 2 small bottles of Konyagi is 14 standard units of alcohol? Yeah, that’s enough to cause what is commonly referred to as “whiskey dick”. Hahaha…in the future, if you are planning a night of loving, go easy on the alcohol. 😉

      Biche

  10. Hi Biche!

    Loved this post. I was idly wondering what the heck a “potable cane spirit” is and this was the first link that came up- thank you browser!
    Of course one of my favorite parts was the Mikocheni references.

    Thanks for answering questions I didn’t know I had like where the name came from, the alcohol percentage difference with Waragi and the fact that spirits from molasses are technically rum.

    Let’s have a drink at 777 one of these good days 🙂

    Cheers.

    1. Hi Elsie,

      I am so happy you enjoyed this post. Kweli, it’s been a long time! I hope all is well with you. 🙂

      Now you know what potable cane spirit is and Mikocheni ’til we die, of course! 🙂

      I am currently in Kampala (and have been for the past year and a half). When I am back in Dar, I’ll look you up so we can do a catch up at 777.

      In the meanwhile, stay well! 🙂

      B.

    1. Hahaha….welcome to Chick About Town, Ackson.

      Sorry, I have no clue how you can get beer in Zambia. I have never been.

      Good luck with that effort!

      Biche

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