Thirsty Thursday: Jinro Chamisul Soju

Mar 20, 2014 Comments Off on Thirsty Thursday: Jinro Chamisul Soju

Jinro Chamisul Soju

If you’re a frequent patron of Korean restaurants chances are you’ve witnessed people or partaken yourself in soju. Distilled from a varied of ingredients like wheat, barely, rice, sweet potatoes, and tapioca, soju is the equivalent of what vodka is to Russia and hence the national libation of South Korea.  Consumed chilled it’s a fantastic libation to both propel people to a happy place and assist in the digestive process of food consumption.

Being a lover of Korean food and culture I’ve imbibed in my fair share of soju, but recently I was introduced to Jinro Chamisul. The worlds’s best selling libation in 2011, the Jinro is a fantastically pure and simplistically deep soju distilled from 60% grain (rice/barley), 20% sweet potato, and 20% tapioca. Objectively speaking, it’s the best soju I’ve consumed to date and one I’d never turn down a second, third, or more of.

Here’s my complete review:

Jinro Chamisul Soju (20.1% alc)
Perfumey sweet floral alcohol on the nose, the Jinro Chamisul has medium weight on the palate warming your mouth with the heat of alcohol that is smoothed and rounded out by a soft and subtle sweet creaminess from tapioca.  A new found favorite and definitely a reason this soju is #1 in the world.

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