#96 Pyomun Makgeolli (표문 먹걸리)

The craft makgeolli that seemed to start the whole craze on naming alcoholic drinks after household brands/products. It’s a little thicker than most makgeolli and definitely separates quickly in the bottle so needs a good shake before pouring. Thick and creamy with no carbonation. Very much tastes and feels like a ‘crafted’ makgeolli rather than a traditional one. But I surprisingly quite liked it and it was definitely better than I expected.

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Shake Shack Makgeolli Shake

Shake Shack celebrated their 5yr anniversary in Korea recently by launching a limited edition Bulgogi Burger and Makgeolli ‘milkshake’. I, of course, had to sample the makgeolli shake…..a couple of times!

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#93 Kooksoondang Makgeolli (국순당 생막걸리)

Recently repackaged and relaunched, Kooksoondang has a lot of carbonation and is a little chalky both in colour and taste. It’s kind of a ‘middle of the road’ ricewine, it’s doesn’t really hit you as being exceptional but it’s also not terrible either. It is a little sweet although they do claim that the taste changes a lot depending on how long it’s been in the fridge.

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#92 Yangsan Cheonseongsan Makgeolli (양산 천성산 막걸리)

Smells and tastes as bitter as a Gaedo but it lacks the body of the island ricewine which is a little disappointing. I had unfortunately carried this all over Haeundae Beach in my bag before getting it into a fridge which may have impacted slightly on my enjoyment. That being said it was a decent enough makgeolli and given the fact I couldn’t find Dongbaek anywhere it was a more than adequate substitute.

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#91 JeonJiSu Makgeolli (천지소 막걸리)

It has slight carbonation and both a slightly bitter and slightly sweet taste. It is pretty thin and, like most thin rice wines, it splits quite quickly in the cup. It has a pretty short shelf-life which is kind of surprising given that it seems to have been produced mainly for export. It is an easy ricewine to drink and is a definitely worth ordering if you want to take the time to go online and wait for your makgeolli fix.

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#90 Youngtak ‘Mild’ Makgeolli (영탁 순 막걸리)

This does actually seem to be ‘YoungTak’ Makgeolli rebranded after the legal dispute with the Trot singer….so I guess I’ll reuse the original 🙂

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#88 Malpyo ‘Horse’ Makgeolli (말픞 막걸리)

Allegedly named after a famous shoe polish brand, it’s a a really sour tasting black bean makgeolli. There is a lot of sediment and so you need to drink it pretty quickly as once it settles there’s a lot at the bottom of your cup. The colour is also a little brown in order to match the shoe polish, which I’m not really sure was a good idea. Not sure I’m a fan of this to be honest and it’s definitely not one that I’ll be rushing out to buy again.

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