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Experience 45% proof Andong soju

by KnowingKorea

Designated as Gyeongsangbuk-do intangible cultural asset no.12, Andong soju is a brand of distilled liquor traditionally produced in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Although it shares the name ‘soju’ with other low-proof brands which are easily found in every restaurant and store, Andong soju is a major local specialty, boasting a long history, a finest quality, and the highest proof (45%) of its kind. In the city of Andong, there is a museum where you can experience traditional soju making as well as sample the liquor.