September 30, 2023

N.Korean ginseng liquor doesn’t cause hangovers: State media

Local media says the ginseng drink, after years of research, is 'suave and causes no hangover'

A North Korean insam (ginseng) liquor can be drunk without fear of hangover, according to an article from the DPRK's Pyongyang Times.

The article, oddly entitled, “Liquor wins quality medal for preserving national smack” claims the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory has been improving the drink for years. The research involved replacing sugar with scorched, glutinous rice which helped eliminate both bitterness, and hangovers.