When Koreans want to have fun, soju is always included. Distilled in the country for hundreds of years, low-proof Korean vodka is the most important guest at social gatherings, parties, and celebrations. Some sojus have fruity notes; others are described as milky. But almost all sojus are sweet, sometimes intensely so.
These days, most sojus are mass-produced and mixed with artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and other tongue-twisting chemicals. The result is what you might expect: an overly processed, sickly sweetened beverage with a lingering, unpleasant aftertaste. This is far removed from the original Korean drink.
We wanted to make a different spirit, one that continued the time-honored Korean ritual of celebrating life with soju. We didn’t have to go far: locally made in New York City, West 32 Soju is made from distilled corn so it’s naturally gluten free. Our soju is sweetened with a touch of natural cane sugar and then triple-filtered for an exceptionally smooth finish. Made from the highest quality all-natural ingredients, the result is simply the best soju. Chill a bottle of West 32 Soju and drink it neat, on the rocks, or mixed into cocktails for a Korean kick. Or do as we do: gather a group of friends, pour chilled soju into shot glasses, and sip until the bottle is dry.