Top 10 Asian spirits

10. Korea: Soju


Soju is a distilled beverage native to Korea made from rice, wheat and barley, however modern producers now use supplements or even replace rice with other starches, such as potatoessweet potatoes or tapioca.

Jinro is a distiller based in South Korea and the world’s leading producer of Soju – known by its brand name as Chamisul. 

The 16.7% clear spirit is usually consumed neat. In Korea there is a tradition to should “konbae” (one shot) and then drink together.   

The soju bomb, similar to the Jaegerbomb, is emerging among the young generation in which a shot of soju is dropped into a pint of lager and then downed.

One Response to “Top 10 Asian spirits”

  1. Hansel Vaz says:

    Coconut Feni is made by distilling coconut toddy and not coconut leaves. Feni has been distilled in Goa for over 500 years.

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