Brewing Korea's Favorite Drink from a 300-Year-Old Recipe

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Makgeolli is Korea's emblematic rice-based alcohol, and Kim Taek-Sang makes it from a family recipe that is over 300 years old. The Seoul-based brewmaster uses only traditional techniques and equipment for the long, slow distillation process. And the world is paying attention. Sang is part of a growing movement that is bringing traditional Korean alcohols to modern drinkers.

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