#29 Tiger Belly Makgeolli (호랑이배꼽막걸리)

Brewed by 밝은세상녹색영농조합 (website here) in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, the name tiger is used in the product name because Pyeongtaek, where the brewery is located, is commonly regarded as the tiger belly on the tiger-like Korean peninsula. With zero carbonation, it is a very light and smooth drink which goes down exceptionally easily and quickly! It boasts no artificial additives and uses 100% Pyeongtaek rice (60% white rice, 40% brown rice).


Brewed in what resembles a traditional Korean house akin to those in a ‘folk village’ the company is also known for it’s rather strong Soju-esque alcohol called “Soho” which packs considerably more kick than it’s makgeolli.  It has a 20 day shelf-life, so remember to check to production date on the cap before buying. It’s not exactly the most accessible of rice wines and you are not going to find it fighting for space next to a dusty bottle of Jangsoo,  but if you are willing to put in the effort to find it I guarantee you it won’t disappoint.

  • Pyeontaek Rice Makgeolli
  • Cost 6000W in a local makgeolli festival
  • Goes down incredibly well
  • Alcohol – 6.5%

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