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Cocktails & Spirits

Soju and Shochu [split from General Topics]

hannaone | Jul 15, 201007:23 PM     6

[Note: This discussion was split from a thread on General Topics: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/380600 -- The Chowhound Team].

Just a side note on soju -

It was probably brought into Korea during the Mongolian invasions of the 12th century, possibly borrowed by the Mongolians from the Persian Arak distillation process.

Another interesting note is the naming of similar type liquors from other countries to "soju" in order to market them in California and New York due to a specific exemption in the two states liquor laws which allow soju to be sold with only a "beer/wine" license.

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