According to the report, the secret behind the "no hangover" booze, called Koryo, is twofold: the special elixir is distilled from six-year-old ginseng and "scorched rice" by Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory. The rice replaces sugars you'd normally find in alcohol, thus preventing a bitter flavor and a hangover. Additionally, the Hermit Kingdom's government touts the Taedongang (ha ha, donggang) product for it medicinal properties, as the country has previously claimed ginseng extracts could cure MERS, SARS, and AIDS. Too bad they can't cure despotism.
"There are some high quality liquors made in North Korea, though in my experience there is no such thing as hangover-free booze anywhere in the world,” Andray Abrahamian from Chosong Exchange told NK News.