Beer, Wine & Spirits

North Korea brews hangover-free liquor

Luke Graham, News Assistant
North Korea brews hangover-free liquor

Good news for party-goers, North Korean scientists claim to have made a liquor that won't cause hangovers.

The ginseng-based liquor, which is between 30 and 40 percent proof, uses burnt, boiled rice in the brewing process, according to an article in the state-controlled Pyongyang Times.

"Koryo Liquor, which is made of six-year-old Kaesong Koryo insam (ginseng), known as being highest in medicinal effect, and the scorched rice, is highly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover," the article states.

The potentially miraculous liquor was developed at the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.

This is not the first time the Communist State has claimed to have made a significant scientific breakthrough. Last year, the country said it had developed cures for the Aids, Ebola and Sars viruses.

The statues of former North Korean Presidents Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Pyongyang are a major tourist attraction
North Korea looks set to profit from tourism

However, North Korea are not the first to claim to have developed a hangover-free beverage.

In 2014, three Californian college students developed Prime, a drinks supplement which could break down the toxic by-products of alcohol and prevent waking up with a hangover.

After raising 13 percent of their $20,000 target needed to develop the product through crowdfunding, the company secured further financing and released its product to the market.

Correction: Prime secured financing for its drinks supplement and launched its product to the market.

Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook.