North Korea claim to have created something we have always wanted – hangover free alcohol.
Having been created from ginseng, North Korean scientists have apparently distilled a liquor which will leave those who drink the beverage hangover free!
Named Koryo Liquor and created at Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory where scientists have for years been trying to replace the alcohol in sugar with burnt rice. The North Korean scientists have finally claimed the process a success saying they have created a drink which is not bitter and is hangover free.
“Koryo Liquor, which is made of six-year-old Kaesong Koryo insam [ginseng], known as being highest in medicinal effect, and the scorched rice, is highly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover,” the Pyongyang Times reported.
Even though the drink has been reported to be hangover free, this has been branded as not true as experts explained that any excessive consumption of alcohol will lead to a hangover.
Andray Abrahamian, director of research from Choson Exchange, which supports North Korean entrepreneurs through business, economics and legal knowledge-sharing, questioned the alcohol.
“There are some high quality liquors made in North Korea, though in my experience there is no such thing as hangover free booze anywhere in the world,” he told the Guardian.
North Korea also distils Munbaeju, a traditional aged distilled liquor made of malted millet, sorghum, wheat, rice, and nuruk (fermentation starter). It is recognised for its smell, which is said to be similar to the smell of the munbae tree which we would recognise as resembling the smell of a pear.
What are your thoughts of North Korea’s hangover free liquor? Do you believe it or do you believe that no matter what alcohol you drink, if you have enough, you will have a hangover? Let us know.