Cheongju, clear rice wine made by filtering the fermented mash
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The Many Kinds of Sul
Sul Types by Filtering Methods
According to the way in which fermented beverages are filtered, they are divided into choengju, clear rice liquor, and takju, thick rice beers. When cheongju or takju are distilled, soju, a distilled spirit, is produced.
Cheogju, a clear rice liquor
Cheongju refers to a clear rice liquor produced by filtering the fermented mash with a view to achieving a better taste and fragrance. More than one thousand varieties of cheongju were produced during the Joseon Dynasty, the heyday of traditional liquor culture