Beopju (법주; 法酒) is a traditional Korean rice liquor, of the cheongju family of liquors. It is made chiefly from glutinous rice, and has an alcohol content of about 15%.
Beopju first appears in historical records in the Goryeo Dynasty (936–1392). The name literally means "law liquor," and refers to its being made in accordance with fixed procedures.
Today, it is associated with Gyodong in Gyeongju, where the Gyeongju Choe clan brew a particularly famous variety; this Gyeongju Gyodong Beopju is designated by the government of South Korea as Important Intangible Cultural Property of Korea No. 86-3.
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