Bong Pyeong Buckwheat makgeolli, as the name would suggest, is made from buckwheat which makes up 5% of the total ingredients. This 5%, unfortunately, doesn’t really go a long way to adding a whole lot of body or indeed flavour to the drink. It tends to be a little watery and lacks the thicker consistency of other readily available rice wines. Despite not being the most flavourable of makgeollis it still has a slightly bitter after taste which tends to linger a little too long in the mouth.
I first tried Bongpyeong in early March and I do think it’s a better makgeolli to have in the winter rather than the summer as there definitely seemed to be a different taste to those bottles produced in Feb than the one I had recently which was bottled in June. It has a 30 day shelf-life and I would seriously consider checking dates to make sure you get one as fresh as possible. It’s not a bad makgeolli and there are far worse out there but it struggles against the taste of a Gaedo or Horangi or the smoothness of a Jipyeong.
- Price : Available in most Homeplus for just under 2000W
- A slightly sweet but watery makgeolli with a bitter after taste
- Goes well with colder weather
- Alcohol : 6%