Soju is a distilled Korean liquor made out of rice, yams, or cassava. Before going to Korea I heard it was a terrible mess and will give you a hangover. Luckily I was brave enough to try it, because I LOVED IT! It is awesome, like a sweeter, smoother vodka that doesn’t need mixing. It is better chilled, but doesn’t need ice. You can also add it to beer, which it really improves since I am not a big beer fan. In addition, it was crazy cheap. ‘Good Life’ brand was about $2CDN for this size bottle, at about 30% alcohol.
It is maybe a good thing it is not that readily available in Canada, or I might drink too much of it. (Although in my experience it was hangover -free.)