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Beopju

Beopju
Hangul 법주
Hanja
Revised Romanization beopju
McCune–Reischauer pŏpchu

Beopju is a traditional Korean rice liquor, of the cheongju family of liquors. It is made chiefly from glutinous rice, and has an alcohol content of about 15%.

Beopju first appears in historical records in the Goryeo Dynasty (936–1392). The name literally means "law liquor," and refers to its being made in accordance with fixed procedures.[1]

Today, it is associated with Gyodong in Gyeongju, where the Gyeongju Choe clan brew a particularly famous variety; this Gyeongju Gyodong Beopju is designated by the government of South Korea as Important Intangible Cultural Property of Korea No. 86-3.[2][3][4]

Notes

  1. "법주 (法酒)". Naver Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2006-04-23.  "법주소개". Retrieved 2006-04-23. [dead link]
  2. Park Ji-Young Drinks of the Ancients SkyNews
  3. Gyeongju Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved on August 28, 2009
  4. Liquor of Gyo-dong in Gyeongju (Local brewing) Gyeongju U-Tourism. Retrieved on August 28, 2009

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