A Quick Video Crash Course on Soju from Dom & Hyo

A Quick Video Crash Course on Soju from Dom & Hyo

Want to learn the necessary bits about soju in four minutes? Dom & Hyo have made the video for you. Here are some highlights. Why soju is popularSoju is the top selling spirit in the world with 78 million cases being sold per yearA quick history of soju How...
Judy Joo’s History of Soju

Judy Joo’s History of Soju

Chef Judy Joo has published a concise and informative piece in The Epoch Times about soju. Why is it so integral to Korea? Where are its origins? And more importantly, is the stuff you’re drinking the real soju? Diluted soju, on the other hand, tends to taste...
What Is Sool?

What Is Sool?

If you ever find yourself in a bar in Korea, you’d hear it all around you. Sool this, sool that, how much sool can you drink? The question is, what is sool? Why are you now hearing it with increasing frequency around the four corners of the internet. So, What Is...
What is Nuruk?

What is Nuruk?

People often ask, what makes soju different from other rice distillations? How would you distinguish it from, say, Japanese shochu? Depending on who’s answering, the explanation could take up the rest of your afternoon with all its complexities. However, there is one...
Soju, Makgeolli, Takju, Cheongu–What are the differences?

Soju, Makgeolli, Takju, Cheongu–What are the differences?

If you are a first timer to the world of Korean alcohol (we call it “sool”), a simple bar menu could send you into a head spin.  Contrary to popular belief, there is a whole world beyond just the green bottles at a barbecue restaurant. A matter of process...
Soju vs. Shōchū

Soju vs. Shōchū

There has been much buzz about Shōchū slipping into your nicer bars and cocktails. Immediately many drinkers here the word and think, “Soju?” It’s easy to get confused. No, Shōchū is not the cheap(er) Korean booze in the little green bottles....