The Guardian – A North Korean ginseng liquor can be drunk without fear of hangover, according to an article in the DPRK’s Pyongyang Times.
The article claims the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory has been improving the drink for years, replacing sugar with scorched, glutinous rice which apparently helps eliminate both bitterness – and hangovers.
Koryo Liquor is appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover.
“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 piece reads.
In August, the Korean Central News Agency published an article claiming North Korea’s Koryo Songgyungwan University was working on improving the quality of Kaesong Koryo Insam Liquor.
Put another point on the board for Kim Jong Un! Best golfer ever, best nuclear bomb builder ever, best buds with Dennis Rodman and now inventor of hang over free liquor. So can somebody please explain to me why we’re not friends with North Korea? And if hangovers can be eliminated than does alcoholism even exist anymore? Let’s face it, if you can get drunk every single night and still keep your life going then people don’t really consider you an alcoholic. It’s when you can’t function in regular life that people start saying you have a “problem”. So then isn’t eliminating hangovers actually the cure for eliminating alcoholism? I don’t want to say I’m a genius for figuring this out but I’d understand if other people wanted to say that. This whole time we’ve been treating the symptom (drinking) instead of the real problem which is not being able to function/puking after drinking a lot. As an American it sucks that the North Koreans were the first to figure this out but I guess it had to start somewhere. In a few years we’ll all be able to drink as much as we want, when we want without any fear of becoming alcoholics thanks to Kim Jong Un and I for one cannot wait for that day to come.