Soju is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in South Korea, though its popularity is slowly spreading further afield. Wihayo Soju comes from The Netherlands, created by long-running Dutch distillers Herman Jansen and author Nathalie Ji Yun. The rice that makes up the core of the spirit is milled in a windmill that dates back to 1785 - Korean and Dutch traditional meeting head-on here! If you can get your hands on it, try Wihayo Soju with some yuzu tonic.
Wihayo is the first premium quality soju to be made in Europe — an exciting innovation perfectly combining the distilling traditions of both Korea and the Netherlands. The name Wihayo derives from the word ‘Wihayeo’ — a phrase used by young Koreans when they cheers before drinking soju — ‘for you’ in Korean.
Tasting Note: The resulting small batch craft spirit is big on the nose with aromas of malted cereal, walnut and meadowsweets. This carries through and develops further on the palate with fresh green apple notes, hints of liquorice, heather honey and the clean, pure, unadultered taste of rice. Sugar-free equals guilt-free drinking with Wihayo and at 19% ABV it’s light-bodied style makes for a ultra-smooth drinking experience.