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The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours

Seoul, South Korea
+82 10-8438-3557
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I booked the Traditional Alcohol Dining Experience with Julia from The Sool Company, and it was one... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Ariel B
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A unique insight into a rich culture

What a fun way to spend a few hours, learning how to make the base for Makgeolli or Soju if that’s... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Discover a truly unique insight into Korean culture with traditional alcohol tours. Experience makeolli, cheongju, soju and more with local specialists dedicated to all things 'Sool'.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Traditional Alcohol Dining Experience with Julia from The Sool Company, and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Seoul. Booking the tour-- I was a pain in the neck due to some scheduling issues, but Julia was incredibly flexible...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun way to spend a few hours, learning how to make the base for Makgeolli or Soju if that’s your flavour. Julia was a great teacher with lots of interesting stories and tips to explore Seoul

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Master Brewer tour was the best drink/food tour I’ve ever experienced! It was just what I was looking for. We enjoyed excellent Korean alcohol and food, and got expert advice about tasting and brewing. Friendly and informative.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Our evening with Julia was one of the highlights of my family's trip to Korea! We loved learning about traditional Korean alcohol and the history behind it. The food was delicious and the atmosphere of the particular bar was great. It was a relaxing yet...More

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Julia M, Owner at The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you and your family! Thank you for the lovely review, expect an update in your inbox soon with some resources on how to brew your own :) I hope they had a great trip here, and keep in touch if...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We had the BEST time on a Makgeoli-tasting tour through the lovely traditional neighborhood of Insadong. Our guide for the evening was the effervescent Julia, an Australian who has been living in Korea studying traditional Korean alcohol for 11 years, so she knows her stuff!...More

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Julia M, Owner at The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

This is such a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time!! I also had a wonderful time with you guys, I'm sure we could have gone on for many hours more! Let me know anytime if you have any queries about more...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Had an amazing day learning to make makgeolli, with sample to try for inspiration, of course. Julie was a thorough and fun teacher and the follow on tour we did with her in a master brewer's house was equally informative and delicious.

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Julia M, Owner at The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us! I am keen to hear how your brew turns out after you get back from your travels.... be sure to keep in touch and let me know if you have any questions :)

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Had a great time understanding makkoli, the history and the culture behind it. Even had a chance to make our own makkoli. Sadly, we were not able to bring the sample back home for fear of custom restrictions.

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Julia M, Owner at The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Glad you had a good time! I hope you get a chance to make it yourself at home, it's awesome to have a supply of your own fresh makgeolli in the fridge :) Let me know if you have any questions!

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

I had tasted makgeolli, but never knew the fascinating history behind this national drink. So many people try soju (and don't like it) they don't take the time to try good makgeolli, it's naturally sweet and mild cousin. Julia is a wonderful guide and teacher....More

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The Sool C, Owner at The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review!! I have to say that the time simply flew by and we probably could have stayed in the lab much longer ;) I'm so glad to hear that you are all continuing to meet up to taste...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

It was a wonderful course and we enjoyed the class very much, with Julia's depth of knowledge and tips on the subject. Would definitely recommend to anyone.....although 2 hrs class is a bit rushing, unless you can spare some flexible time with Julia's kind teachings......More

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Julia M, Owner at The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Thank you Hamzah! It was great having a class with you and your family, your enthusiasm for fermentation and thirst for knowledge is amazing. Good luck in all your brewing adventures, and keep us posted on your makgeolli successes :)

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

My wife and I met up with Julia on a cold evening couple of weeks ago for the Insadong Taster Tour. Ended up being just the three of us, but Julia was no less enthusiastic about sharing her love and her expertise about makgeoli. We...More

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Julia M, Owner at The Sool Company - Korean Alcohol Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review! It was a pleasure spending time with the both of you, and I'm glad to hear you got home safe and sound ;) Please look us up again whenever you are in town!

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