Makkoli.org was founded on December 10th, 2011 by Max Lee to help spread the popular Korean rice wine to people all over the world.
Whether you want to Makkoli at home or taste the best Makkoli in the world, you’ve come to the right place.
Hi there, my name is Max Lee (이정일), a Korean American who was born in Seoul, Korea and currently resides in San Francisco. It’s my mission to help people around the world to learn more about makkoli.
What is Makkoli?
Makkoli is a Korean rice wine made with fermented rice with natural carbonation. Unlike most other alcoholic beverages, Makkoli contains 100 times more lactobacillus than yogurt, which is good bacteria your body needs.
Due to the “live” nature of makkoli, makkoli expires much quicker than other alcoholic beverages, anywhere from 10 days to a month at most.
There are also makkoli that last longer than a month, even a year but we don’t recommend anyone to try them as they contain preservatives that ruin the taste. So make sure to check the expiration date before you buy makkoli.