February 24, 2024

Single malt or champagne? Europe’s alcohol exports to N. Korea

Germany the second-largest alcohol exporter to DPRK, including single malts and quality wine

This post was updated on 03.05.16 to include comment from Germany's customs office.

Visitors to North Korea often post pictures of the country's tourist facilities, which usually include at least one fully stocked bar. Despite the North’s claims on the restorative properties of some of the domestic brews, tour groups photos and even those released by state media normally show shelves stocked with foreign made whiskies, wines and beers.