Hana Makgeolli ‘Yakju’ NV
YAKJU 14 | Historically reserved for the noble class, YAKJU is the precious clarified portion of a brew that captures the essence of sool in its purest form. At 14% ABV, the YAKJU is light in body, dry, refined, and bright with naturally occurring lactic acid. The YAKJU is a oyangju (5 stage fermented alcohol) made exclusively with organic medium grain white rice, organic sweet (glutinous) white rice, nuruk (traditional Korean wild fermentation starter), and filtered NY water. Fermented over the course of 8 weeks, the YAKJU is bone dry with deep and intricate flavors of barley and grain. Best kept refrigerated or stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Enjoy cold.
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Hana Makgeolli is an artisanal Korean rice wine producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Our products celebrate heritage and the labor of love. By using only organic rice, nuruk, and traditional brewing methodologies we are able to achieve complex flavor profiles that show the breadth and depth of the entire sool category. Our brews strike an intricate balance between deep grain flavors and naturally occurring lactic with stronger alcohol by volume that is characteristic of jeongtongju that can only be found in Korea. The experience is like the warm embrace of home.