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Chamisul. Its cleanliness is perfected thought natural methods. only 100% natural ingredients are used and impurities and other residual grains are purified through bamboo charcoal filtering providing a clean and fresh flavor. Most bottles of soju will fall in the range of 16-40% alcohol
Hite Jinro, one of Korea's larger brewers and distillers, has seen exports to Southeast Asia increase by 20 to 40 percent each year since 2011, and it recorded sales of USD $5.6 million across South East Asia in 2014, an increase of 84.4 percent over sales in the prior year. By country, the most soju was sold in the Philippines, followed by Vietnam and Thailand. Soju is not only cheap and tasty, but it is also getting a bit more popular thanks to the popularity of Korean pop music and soap operas.
Soju has a clean, neutral taste that makes it a good accompaniment to Korean food or Korean snacks. People often say that the taste reminds them of vodka, but most commercial soju sold today has a sweeter and less aggressive flavor than vodka.
Soju was first distilled in Korea in the 1300s, and historians believe that the Mongols brought the Persian technique to Korea. It became one of the most popular spirits in Korea over the centuries until the Japanese occupation, when soju production was strangled and sake and beer became more popular. Following the liberation of Korea from Japan and the Korean War years in the 1950s, soju production was again in jeopardy by the rice shortage in the 1960s. The government made it illegal to use rice for soju, so instead distilleries began to use sweet potatoes, wheat, barley, and tapioca as replacements.
Most soju today is made not just with rice, but in combination with wheat, barley, tapioca, or sweet potato. Many members of the older generation prefer the stronger bottles of soju, but younger folks like the milder taste of the lower alcohol content varieties. Flavored soju is also now popular in flavors like apple, lemon, and peach, and it is also used in mixed drinks and alcoholic punches.
Korean Alcoholic Drinks―Including Soju, Makgeolli, and Beer―Are Actively Exported to 90 Countries… Korean Traditional Liquors Receive Multiple Awards at World’s Major Spirits Contests Many Foreigners Become Interested in Korean Drinking Culture After Watching Psy’s Music Video “Hangover”
The status of Korean alcoholic beverages in the world is rising. Thanks to Hallyu (Korean culture wave) content such as Korean TV dramas, more and more foreign consumers are becoming curious about Korean alcoholic drinks like soju and makgeolli. Korean alcoholic beverages are actively exported to 90 countries in the world. Their export volume averages USD$400-450 million per year.
Soju is the biggest export product among Korean alcoholic drinks. The Korean distilled liquor is comparable to whisky in the West and the vodka of Russia in taste and quality. It is receiving a favorable evaluation among foreigners.
Slightly Bitter Taste and Delicate Scent, Soju
Soju is distilled liquor made of ethyl alcohol and water with the addition of sweeteners. Many foreign consumers who drink soju say that the advantages of soju are in its slightly bitter taste and delicate scent. Foreign consumers generally have soju in cocktails because―compared to vodka or whisky―soju is low in alcohol content and calories but matches well with other liquors.
Japan is the biggest importer of soju. It accounts for 70 percent of the total soju export volume. Recently, thanks to the popularity of Korean TV dramas in China, many local people visit Korean restaurants and order soju. The main brands of soju distributed in foreign markets are Chamiseul (produced by Hite Jinro) and Chum-Churum (produced by Lotte Liquor)
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