Soju Korean Rice Wine

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Soju Korean Rice Wine
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:37:11 am »


Soju (hangul: ??; hanja: ??), a clear, slightly sweet distilled spirit, is by far the most popular Korean liquor. It is made from grain or sweet potatoes and is generally inexpensive. It typically has an alcohol content of 40 proof (20% alc. by volume). There is a version with top notch ingredients distilled using traditional methods that hails from the city of Andong that is 90 to 100 proof. This version has a government protection/regulation seal, as Andong has historically been known as a fine soju center among other things. While all soju in Korea are priced almost identically (inexpensively as previously mentioned), Andong soju commands more than 20 times that price. It is the cognac to commercial soju's vin du pays. In the late 20th century soju flavored with lemon or green tea became available. The Japanese version is called Sh?ch?.



In Korea, the major crop has historically been rice, and thus most Korean traditional alcoholic beverages have been made from rice, of both the glutinous and non-glutinous variety, which are fermented with the aid of yeast and nuruk, a wheat-based source of the enzyme amylase. Additionally, Koreans often use fruits, flowers, herbs, and other ingredients to flavor these beverages, to a much greater extent than Chinese wines.

There are six main types of Korean alcoholic beverages: yakju, distilled liquors (including soju), takju, fruit wines, flower wines, and medicinal wines.


Re: Soju Korean Rice Wine
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 11:38:53 am »
ahhh my kryptonite!!!
I would like to do to you what spring does to cherry trees'...ces't tout!!!

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 12:05:24 pm »
ooopppsss...sorry i can't relate..i dont drink...  :P
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Re: Soju Korean Rice Wine
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 12:05:48 pm »
If you drink this, it will increase your Libido :o :o :o
Pag may nagsabi sayo’ng "I DON'T LIKE YOU" wag mong damdamin.. Hilahin m0 k0 at saka m0 sabihin sa kanya’ng "hu cares?!" eto o si KENT mahal na mahal ako!!!

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Re: Soju Korean Rice Wine
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 12:07:33 pm »
have you talked to some koreans lately kent?



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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 12:12:57 pm »
well i jus started drinkin this...and grew every fond of it!!
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Re: Soju Korean Rice Wine
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 12:14:04 pm »
well i jus started drinkin this...and grew every fond of it!!

with the calamansi mix?

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 12:19:54 pm »
nick loves the soju!

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 12:22:22 pm »
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Re: Soju Korean Rice Wine
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2009, 12:32:41 pm »