The Minimum Drinking Age Limit (MLDA) of countries varies a lot, depending upon their respective socioeconomic situations. For example, in Delhi, the legal drinking age is 25, even though most of us here start drinking when we’re 15, smoking by 17 and have illegitimate children by 19.

By the time we’re 25, we’re just returning from rehab, having already outgrown the compound, because now our 5 year old kids are smoking and drinking.

Then there are some other countries which prescribe no minimum age to drink alcohol , either because the law is ambiguous or, there is no law. In these countries, one may consume alcohol at any age, typically with parental permission. There may be age restrictions for purchasing.


Benin , officially the Republic of Benin and formerly Dahomey , is a country in West Africa . It is the birthplace of the vodun religion, otherwise known as voodoo.

La Béninoise is the national beer of Benin , but many prefer the Togolese beer, Awooyo. Locally brewed millet beer, known as tchouk, is also popular. Then, there is also Sodabe, boxed wine, and plastic sachets of whiskey.


Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. The translation of Burkina Faso is “land of the honest people”.

That’s because inebriation makes you babble a lot.


Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi , is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa.

There is a drinking age limit placed, at 18 in some and 16 in other sources. However, if one is accompanied by parents, then there is no limit.


Cambodia , officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire , is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia .

Cambodia has had no direct law which regulates the sale and consumption of alcohol, however, as of June 2015, a draft law was initiated, which sought to impose a minimum legal drinking age of 21.


Guinea-Bissau , officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau , is a country in West Africa .

It is among the world’s least developed nations and one of the 10 poorest countries in the world, and depends mainly on agriculture, fishing and your adventurous alcoholic nature.


Mali , officially the Republic of Mali , is a landlocked country in West Africa . It has one of the highest consumption of alcohol among all nations.


São Tomé and Príncipe , officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe , is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea , off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa .


Sierra Leone , officially the Republic of Sierra Leone , is a country in West Africa . It is a nation riddled with civil unrest, Ebola and dangerous rebellions. There is no minimum age limit for drinking alcohol.


East Timor , officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is a country in Maritime Southeast Asia .Since the political strife that disrupted the nation is now over, this might be a beautiful place for you to visit.


Togo , officially the Togolese Republic , is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea , where its capital Lomé is located.

Wherever you choose to go, just ensure that you are older than your whiskey’s age.