Kim Jong-un invents ‘hangoverless’ alcoholic drink

North Korea’s Supreme Leader has overseen the production of a ginseng root-infused liquor which is ‘suave and causes no hangover’, the state-owned Pyongyang Times has reported.

Kim Jong-un has been credited by state media with creating a cure for cancer, Aids and Ebola (Photo: Flickr)

Kim Jong-un has been credited by state media with creating a cure for cancer, Aids and Ebola (Photo: Flickr)

Called Koryo Liquor, the drink is reportedly made using burnt rice in place of sugar, somehow eliminating its bitter taste along with any risks of a hangover.

Koryo liquor has been produced by the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory, which has devoted years to creating the perfect alcoholic drink, according to a Pyongyang Times article with the headline ‘Liquor wins quality medal for preserving national smack’.

“Koryo Liquor, which is made of six-year-old Kaesong Koryo insam [ginseng], known as being highest in medicinal effect, and the scorched rice, is highly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover,” the article claims.

The invention of a hangoverless alcohol is the latest in a slew of outlandish claims made by North Korea’s state media. The Korean Central News Agency has previously credited its Supreme Leader with overseeing the creation of a ginseng-based medicine that cured cancer, Aids and Ebola.

The drinks business has previously reported on how Kim Jong-un had taken to drinking copious bottles of snake wine in a bid to get his wife pregnant. db also reported on how the leader of the world’s most secretive state had reportedly grown so fat that he had fractured his ankles.

One Response to “Kim Jong-un invents ‘hangoverless’ alcoholic drink”

  1. Atron Seige says:

    I read it as “un-invents”. :p

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