In the government-run newspaper, The Pyongyang Times, North Korea presents Koryo Liquor, the first liquor that “causes no hangover” but still contains an alcoholic content of 30 to 40 percent.
North Korea’s new champion liquor is reportedly made of a plant called ginseng and boiled and scorched glutinous rice, the “delicious flavor” which supposedly eliminates hangovers.
The article’s author, Jong Hwa Sun, claims this new elixir is “highly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover.”
The substance’s attraction does not stop with it being “hangover-free.” The article brags that the liquor, “exudes national flavour” both in its taste and “in the shape of bottle and packaging.”
North Korea’s declaration of this liquor’s existence is difficult to trust; the country has formerly claimed the invention of products such as “waterproof liquid” and “Kumdang-2”, which translates to “golden sugar” and is a supposed cure for AIDS, Ebola, MERA, and tuberculosis.
North Korea has also previously claimed to having found a “unicorn lair” from King Tongmyong’s reign and has alleged that past leader Kim Jong-Il beat a golfing world record by scoring 38-under par (11 hole-in-ones) on his first try at the sport.
While North Korea avows, “the liquor has already been registered as a national scientific and technological hit,” the validity of the substance is still unconfirmed.