[MHN.korea.com] The most popular alcohol we can find in Korea is soju and beer. However, if you expand your horizons, you will find a wide range of alcoholic beverages, such as Makgeolli and wine and spirits. Let's look at the endless world of alcohol.
Depending on the method of manufacture, alcohol can be divided into three types : alcoholic liquor, spirits, mixed drinks.
The alcoholic beverage is made by fermenting the grain into raw ingredients and by fermenting the sugar content, such as grapes and apples. Yangjoo is also known in other words as fermented wine. They include yak wine, rice wine, rice wine and beer.
Spirit is liquor that has increased the alcohol content by distilling the first fermented alcoholic wine in order to obtain a higher alcohol content than the alcoholic liquor. Some types of spirits include whiskey, brandy, gin, rum, vodka, tequila, and Acquibit.
Finally, mixed wine is liquor made by soaking the plant's flowers, leaves, roots, fruits and shells in a spirit or liquor and then adding sugar and pigment to it. This includes so-called liquor and wine wine is a hybrid state.
Then, which of the following is soju that sells 3.36 billion bottles a year in Korea? There are two answers.
While soju has distillation and dilution, the former soju is all spirits, all soju produced by today's large factories is dilution alcohol. This is why while traditional soju is a hard liquor, the current soju does not in the category described above.
If you look at the sales amount of soju as the number of adults, it is a country that sells 87 bottles per year. While proper amounts of alcohol help with metabolism, excessive drinking and frequent drinking can damage organs including the liver, it is important to have controlled drinking habits.