The two major soju brands that dominate the Seoul market – Chamisul (참이슬) and Chum Churum (처음 처럼) – usually cost just ₩3,000 per bottle at a restaurant (about ₩1,000 if you want to keep it real at the convenience store). Pictured: Chamisul (참이슬)
Korean Alcohol | Soju | Distilled Rice Liquor - Soju is the best known liquor from Korea. It is distilled, vodka-like, rice liquor with high potency and often flavored similarly. It is smooth and clean in taste, which makes it easy to drink in combination with various Korean dishes. The main ingredient of soju is rice, almost always in combination with other ingredients such as wheat, barley, or sweet potatoes.