It is quick thick and bitter and has a slightly yellow hue. The bitterness isn’t too overpowering but it does make you clench your jaws and its probably not going to be a good rice wine for someone new to makgeolli. It is one of those makgeolli that has an ‘old-fashioned’ and more traditional feel to it, which for me is a huge positive with all the recent ‘craft’ makgeolli that is beginning to flood the market.
Made by the Daechi Brewery in Cheongyang, Chungcheongnam-do, Chilgapsan is produced using wheat which gives it a more unique texture than your box standard rice wines. It is brewed using 50% rice and 50% wheat which gives it that ‘old-fashioned’ taste mentioned above. The brewery boasts over 100 years of tradition and this does feel like it should be their signature rice wine as it ticks pretty much all the boxes for me.
- Price : Cost around 1200W in good marts….I got this one in Suwon
- A little bitter and thick
- That 50/50 rice and wheat combination makes it really smooth
- Alcohol : 6%