Soju is a colourless alcoholic beverage that originates from Korea. Its alcohol content can vary from 16.5% to 53%, containing about 540 calories per 350ml – 375ml bottle. 

This refreshing drink has a clean and neutral taste which often reminds drinkers of vodka, but with a sweeter and more palatable flavour.

At House of Amber Nectar, one of our featured alcohol brands is Jinro. Jinro is the #1 best-selling soju brand in Korea which offers Chamisul, grapefruit, green grape, strawberry and plum flavours.

We offer doorstep delivery for all our soju products. For orders above $100, delivery is free!

History of soju

The first version of soju (known as “araq”) was brought into Korea by Mongol invaders in the 13th century. 

In 1965 during the post-liberation period, rice was banned from being used to brew alcohol, thus resulting in the use of other starches like sweet potato or tapioca. This opened the doors to the creation of many popular soju brands such as Chamisul soju. 

To cater to modern taste buds, the alcohol percentage of soju is typically tweaked to be lower these days. 

Soju vs sake


Originated from Korea
Ingredients: other starch alternatives, e.g. sweet potato
Method of production: distilled like vodka
Taste: clean, slightly sweet


Originated from Japan
Ingredients: rice
Method of production: fermented and brewed like beer
Taste: dry