NV Hana Makgeolli 'Hwaju 12' Rice Wine
HWAJU 12 | Stemming from the Korean root words hwa and ju, HWAJU can translate to both flower wine and fire water. Naturally fermented, unfiltered rice wine made with organic rice and infused with hydrangea and crysanthemum flowers.
Inspired by the traditional herbal and flower infused sools that can only be found in Korea, the HWAJU 12 is a sayangju (4 stage fermented alcohol) and made exclusively with organic medium grain white rice, organic sweet white rice, nuruk (traditional Korean wild fermentation starter), and filtered New York water. The HWAJU 12 is 12% ABV, dry, earthy, delicately floral, and bright with naturally occurring lactic acid and effervescence.
Best kept refrigerated or stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Shake gently to incorporate sediment and enjoy cold.
Hana Makgeolli is an artisanal Korean rice wine producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Our products celebrate heritage and the labor of love. By using only organic rice, nuruk, and traditional brewing methodologies we are able to achieve complex flavor profiles that show the breadth and depth of the entire sool category. Our brews strike an intricate balance between deep grain flavors and naturally occurring lactic acid with stronger alcohol by volume that is characteristic of jeongtongju that can only be found in Korea. The experience is like the warm embrace of home.