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Sip heritage drinks with food expert

Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Experience hosted by Veronica

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Korean

What you'll do

We will walk around Bukchon and visit a brewery. You will also have the choice to visit a traditional Korean alcohol bar called a "Jumak" as an option. Walking through Bukchon, you will see a variety of workshops and places built in a traditional Korean house called a "Hanok". After walking you will visit a famous Korean traditional "Soju Master"—certified by the Korean government as a "Food Master" and listed as part of the "Intangible National Heritage of Seoul". Here, you will learn about the culture and basic contents of Korean traditional alcohol of two kinds of fermented rice wine called "takju", known as "makgeolli" and "yakju". Then you will discover how to make soju from the distillation of yakju. Then you can taste 10 different variations including takju, yakju, and soju, as well as learn the ways to drink them. Finally, we can move to our optional third place (Need extra cost from around USD 25.00~30.00 cause it's optional), a traditional bar called a "Jumak" where we'll enjoy traditional food and alcohol together. This bar serves lots of Korean traditional alcohols from throughout the Korean Peninsula. We'll enjoy delightfully authentic dishes, Korean love, and traditional makgeolli.
Other things to note
If you are allergic to certain ingredients for drinks or foods, please let me know in advance. The drinks made from rice, wheat yeast, and water.

And the food for your optional choices includes rice, beef, pork, fish, fermented soy sauce, bean paste, seafood, and various vegetables.
We will walk around Bukchon and visit a brewery. You will also have the choice to visit a traditional Korean alcohol bar called a "Jumak" as an option. Walking through Bukchon, you will see a variety of workshops and places built in a traditional Korean house called a "Hanok". After walking you will visit a famous Korean traditional "Soju Master"—certified by the Korean government as a "Food Master" and listed as part of the "Intangible National…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Traditional Alcohol from Rice transformed,
    - Takju (Rice brewed unsett...
From $73
/ person
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Meet your host, Veronica

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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l am also a food culture educator in Korea, teaching students at the culinary school and writing food articles for major newspapers and food magazines. I'm also a student of a Soju Master, designated as part of the intangible national heritage of Korea with a 300-year history over 10 generations and an advisor for the famous food TV show 'Wednesday Gourmet Circle 수요미식회'. I have extended knowledge of the traditional alcohol culture of Korea. I am confident that this trip will be a great opportunity to learn about Korean traditions that you may have never known.
l am also a food culture educator in Korea, teaching students at the culinary school and writing food articles for major newspapers and food magazines. I'm also a student of a Soju Master, designated as part of the intangible national heritage of Korea with a 300-year history over 10 generations and an advisor for the famous food TV show 'Wednesday Gourmet Circle 수요미식회'. I have extended knowledge of the traditional alcohol culture of Korea. I am confident that this trip will be a great opportuni…
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Where you'll be

We will walk through Bukchon Hanok Village which is a place in Seoul where many old traditional houses are located. It is also naturally connected to the Soju workshop which is a very hidden gem inside of the big city where people can enjoy the time-honored brewed or distill alcohol. For optional, you are going to go to the traditional bar called "Jumak" for drinks which transformed from the rice with creamy and clean brewed with matching foods.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Kaori
January 2020
今まで何の気なしに飲んでいた韓国のお酒ですが、その製法や歴史、日本との関わりなど、様々な視点から深く学ぶことができました。説明がとても分かりやすく、面白くて時間はあっという間に過ぎていきます。いくつもの種類のお酒の少しずつ微妙に異なる味わいには感嘆するばかりでした。どれも美味しかったです。本当に楽しく幸せなひとときで、面白く勉強することもできました。ありがとうございました!
석현
October 2019
참이슬이 지겹다면 이 체험을! 한국인의 젊은이가 이 체험을 하는 것이 굉장히 드문 일이라고 선생님께선 말씀하셨지만, 저는 한국인의 젊은이라면 더더욱 느껴야 할 체험이라고 생각합니다. 한국의 술에대해 깊이 알 수 있고 북촌의 매력도 느낄 수 있습니다. 이 체험을 계기로 전통주에 빠지게 됐습니다.
Jill
October 2019
Highly recommend Veronica's tour. You will not only taste many heritage beverages, but also get a real feel for Korea's efforts to preserve its traditional culture. No pressure to buy bottles of what we'd tasted, but we wanted to bring a memory home with us of this special experience. To complete the evening, we opted to eat with Veronica at a typical restaurant not far from our tasting - the perfect end to a perfect evening. Thank you, Veronica!
Highly recommend Veronica's tour. You will not only taste many heritage beverages, but also get a real feel for Korea's efforts to preserve its traditional culture. No pressure to…
Einat
September 2019
We got very interesting insight into the traditions of Korean brewing and we got to visit places we would not have found on our own, including a great tasting of local alcohol made by a Korean master and excellent food and drink at a tucked-away bar. We definitely recommend the experience.
We got very interesting insight into the traditions of Korean brewing and we got to visit places we would not have found on our own, including a great tasting of local alcohol made…
Trenton
August 2019
Veronica’s Soju Lab experience was quite wonderful and I learned a lot about Soju and all the other Korean Delicacies that I knew nothing about. She definitely has a great sense of passion and knowledge for her culture which I loved. I definitely recommend this experience if you are traveling to Korea.
Veronica’s Soju Lab experience was quite wonderful and I learned a lot about Soju and all the other Korean Delicacies that I knew nothing about. She definitely has a great sense of…
Ciarán
July 2019
Veronica provided great insight into Bukchon and the history behind it. The soju tasting was very unique name Veronica has great knowledge about the brewing and distilling of it! After the tasting she showed us to a lovely restaurant for us to eat in afterwards. I'd recommend it to anyone in the area!
Veronica provided great insight into Bukchon and the history behind it. The soju tasting was very unique name Veronica has great knowledge about the brewing and distilling of it! A…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 20 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable Shoes, Camera, Whether Protection as umbrella