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Rice Wine Tasting Bukchon Hanok village

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 99 reviews.Jongno-gu, South Korea

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Experience hosted by Sam Sangchun

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

#Bukchon Hanok village tour #Wine tasting at the only distillery in Seoul #Legendary craft Soju

We will start our journey with a brief tour (15 minutes) of Bukchon Hanok village. I have been running a beautiful Hanok (traditional Korean house) homestay on Airbnb and I fell in love with Hanok's beautiful courtyard and its architecture.

Upon our arrival at Samhaesoju brewery & distillery, our tasting will start. Our tasting venue, Samhaesoju, is the only distillery in Seoul and the master, Taeksang Kim, has been crafting Korean liquors for decades. He is a well-recognized figure in Korean alcohol industry and he is considered as one of the very best masters in the entire country. We will have a privilege to taste his liquors.

Korean alcohol is a lot more than a green bottle of soju, which is just diluted ethanol. Broadly, we have Takju (unfiltered fresh rice wine), Cheongju (clear rice wine) and Soju (distilled rice spirit). You will have a chance to taste each of them and you will learn briefly about each type of rice wine and you will be able to educate your Korean friend in the future. I assure you, you will never find this quality of rice wine anywhere else at a commercial place in Seoul.
#Bukchon Hanok village tour #Wine tasting at the only distillery in Seoul #Legendary craft Soju

We will start our journey with a brief tour (15 minutes) of Bukchon Hanok village. I have been running a beautiful Hanok (traditional Korean house) homestay on Airbnb and I fell in love with Hanok's beautiful courtyard and its architecture.

Upon our arrival at Samhaesoju brewery & distillery, our tasting will start. Our tasting ve…

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What's included

  • Food
    - Saltine crackers and water to cleanse your palate.
  • Drinks
    - 1 unfiltered rice wine (Tak-ju)
    - 1~2 filtered rice wine (Cheong-ju)...
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Meet your host, Sam Sangchun

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 99 Reviews
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*Tasting by a Certified Korean liquor maker

I am Sam and I am passionate about Korean alcohols and Korean food.

I entered this industry when I started working at a craft Korean alcohol tasting bar as a sommelier 2 years ago. I discovered Korea also had a long history of alcohol making and most importantly, our own alcohol tasted wonderful. I decided to pursue a further study on Korean rice wines from a brewing & distilling school in Seoul and now I hold a Korean liquor maker certificate.

I live to eat, drink and explore nature.

I am obsessed with anything edible.
*Tasting by a Certified Korean liquor maker

I am Sam and I am passionate about Korean alcohols and Korean food.

I entered this industry when I started working at a craft Korean alcohol tasting bar as a sommelier 2 years ago. I discovered Korea also had a long history of alcohol making and most importantly, our own alcohol tasted wonderful. I decided to pursue a further study on Korean rice wines from a brewing & distilling school in Seoul and now I hold a Korean liquor make…
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Where you'll be

Last year, I had a chance to learn Soju distilling from a Korean liquor master of Samhaesoju and I was always eager to showcase his distillery and rice wines to more people. It is located in the heart of Bukchon Hanok village. Bukchon is the last standing true traditional village in Seoul.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 99 reviews.

Shauna
August 2020
This was super fun. I went with my Korean friend and she didn’t know about this stuff. We were a little tipsy when we left lol. It was so fun and cool and I’m gonna buy some of this very special alcohol.
Fauvé
August 2020
Sam was a great host! He had knowledge not only about the alcohol but the surrounding neighborhood. It was very interesting to learn about the history of both. Being able to taste high quality Korean liquor with great conversation was a very unique experience. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a friendly, knowledgeable, and spirits-filled experience.
Sam was a great host! He had knowledge not only about the alcohol but the surrounding neighborhood. It was very interesting to learn about the history of both. Being able to tast…
Michael
July 2020
The tour consists of Sam showing you the art of brewing rice wine (brewed by an official "master") and tasting the rice wine (beware: half of the alcohol is strong!). Sam himself was not only really knowledgeable, but a great overall person to hang out with. We had a good time and would recommend this to anyone interested in traditional Korean alcohol!
The tour consists of Sam showing you the art of brewing rice wine (brewed by an official "master") and tasting the rice wine (beware: half of the alcohol is strong!). Sam himself w…
Eunjeong
July 2020
호스트님이 일단 너무 좋으셨고~ 술의 다양한 지식과 시음을 할 수 있었다는데 특별했어요:) 직접 제조하는 소주 제작소에서 술과함께 좋은 시간과 이야기 보내고가요! 로컬여행의 특별한 추억을 만들어주셔서 감사합니다~!
Stella
June 2020
This was a great experience! Sam was a very fun guide and had a lot of knowledge on the product. I highly recommend this tour! :)
Sharon
June 2020
I would suggest this experience to anyone in the fence. Sam is personable and fun. I’m actually hoping to do this again with a group. You won’t be disappointed

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 19 and up can attend.

More tips

- If you have a non-drinker friend, I can recommend a great cafe nearby for her/him!

What to bring

Mobile phone photo of your passport/ID showing your birthday, you are legal to drink if you are born in or before 2001 (I may ask if you look too young :)