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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Marketing Manager

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK

Partner Manager - Manged On-Trade

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Brand Manager

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Head of Sales

IWSC
London, UK

Logistic and Fullfilment - Whisky (and wine) administrator

Stilnovisti Ltd
London, United Kingdom // Dufftown, Keith, United Kingdom

Account Manager

Harviestoun Brewery
Field Based, UK

Buyer - Spain & South America

Enotria&Coe
London, UK

Events Sales Manager

Enotria&Coe
Field based - London or surrounding area

Sales Director Europe

Mirabeau Wine
Europe

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Leeds,United Kingdom
17th Oct 2018

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Edinburgh,United Kingdom
18th Oct 2018

IBWSS China

Shanghai,China
5th Nov 2018
Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2018

Deadline : 17th October 2018

Green Awards 2018

Deadline : 19th October 2018

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2018

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned.

Champagne Masters 2018

Enter your wines into the Champagne Masters 2018, the only blind competition dedicated to Champagne in the UK.

Click to view more