Sample Alcohol Tasting at Brew Master's Workshop & Dinner with Magkeolli
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Pass By: Gastro Tour Seoul, Seoul 04370 South Korea
Gastro Tour Seoul curated 2 breweries introducing Korean Traditional Brewing Culture.
Pass By: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea
Bukchon Hanok Village is a place in Seoul where many old traditional houses are located. Walking through Bukchon, you will be able to see a variety of master's craft workshops and shops built on the traditional Korean house called "Hanok".
Pass By: Bukchon Cultural Center, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea
It is also naturally connected to the Soju workshop where you can taste, learn and buy traditional alcohols. After finishes Bukchon Walkiing tour, you will visit the workshop of famous Korean traditional "Soju Master"—who is certified by the Korean government as "Food Master" and listed as the "Intangible National Heritage of Seoul." Here, you will learn about the culture and basic contents of Korean traditional alcohol of two kinds of fermented rice wine called "takju(known as makgeolli)" and "yakju." Then you can discover how to make soju from the distillation of yakju. You also can taste 10 different variations of including takju, yakju, and soju. And you also learn drink manner here.
Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
Then, we'll move to our 3rd place, a traditional restaurant & bar called 'jumak' where we'll enjoy traditional food and alcohol together. This restaurant & bar provides home-brewed alcohol made from artisan brewmaster. You will enjoy a delightfully authentic small dishes, Korean love, to enjoy with traditional alcohol called Makgeolli, Yakju and Soju.
Duration: 1 hour
- Local guide
- Traditional Korean alcohol tasting (10~12 different variation)
- Dinner with Makgeolli, Yakju and Soju
- Entry/Admission - Insadong
- Additional food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 21 years
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Solo travelers, please contact us individually.
- A maximum of 12 people per booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Had an amazing time. Learned a lot.
This was the absolute highlight of the trip! These are some of the nicest people you'll meet. We met our guide/translator, Jay, at a subway stop near the palace. She then took us through Insadong and showed us the highlights before heading to the tasting. The makgeolli, yakju and soju were all delicious! There was something for everyone, there was a grape juice yakju that was out of this world sort of like wine, but so much better. And a mushroom infused soju that was earthy more like whiskey. Those were just two of the varieties we tried and the flavors change every season. A traditional meal in Insadong followed and it hit the spot. So much culture in food. Seriously, seek out this tour. You won't regret it. We'll definitely do this again.
The tour with Veronica was very well curated and brought us a a deeper understanding in the homebrewing journey of Seoul's brewmasters and great tips of where to eat along the way if you enjoy Korean food as much as me and my girlfriend do. This particular tour was extra special as the first brewmaster was making a new batch of Soju during our tasting tour, and allowed us to taste in a few of his experimental projects. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in Seoul's gastronomy!
This tour is fantastic! If you are looking for something non-touristy to do in Seoul, this is it. Veronica, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and an excellent interpreter. Meeting the brewmaster and seeing the process of making soju was fascinating. Dinner was also great.