It is always a joy when I get to write about a brew or brewery that I really love. Today this happened when the brewery Samhae Soju-ga (삼해소주가) popped up in The Korea Times. From the article:
A walk into one of the back alleys of Bukchon Hanok Village lies a small “hanok” (Korean traditional house) with the name Samhae Soju-ga. The name literally translates to ‘The house of Samhae Soju’.
Samhae Soju is soju that is brewed through a three-step process (“sam” in Korean means “three”) and brewed on the Day of the Pig (“hae” stands for pig in Chinese characters), hence the name “samhae.”
It is at the Samhae Soju-ga where visitors can meet artisan Kim Taek-sang, a tall, benign-looking master distiller who will greet them with a generous smile. Kim is Seoul’s Intangible Cultural Asset No. 8, who is dedicated to making Samhae Soju.
Read the whole article at the Korea Times here.
If you want to visit Samhae Soju-ga to meet the master and do a tasting, you can find the brewery at 15 Samcheong-ro 9-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울 종로구 삼청로9길 15).