Suntory Seoul Makkoli (Makgeolli) / サントリー ソウルマッコリ

Alcohol: 6% (21 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml
Sugar: unknown, estimated at 17.5 g
Calories:  unknown, estimated at 200 kcal
Price: MSRP 217 yen (219 yen at AEON)
Official Site: http://www.suntory.co.jp/sho-chu/makkoli/

Makgeolli is a Korean alcohol brewed from fermenting boiled rice and wheat. It has a milky, off-white color, slightly acidic flavor, and a pulpy texture. In recent years it’s gained a lot of traction among women as a drink that is good for the skin. Perhaps a dubious claim – I’d like to see some scientific studies – but I enjoy the taste of makgeolli, though I often find it too intensely full-bodied to drink it straight and undiluted. Thus, Suntory came to my rescue with this tasty makgeolli chuuhai. It requires to be shaken before served, as the milky elements will separate due to gravity, and I wouldn’t pour this into a glass again because the grainy elements are difficult to clean off, but I will gladly drink this again and again when I see it in stores.

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