West Central Michigan
The QDMA REACH Program
REACH is an aggressive national education and outreach program from the Quality Deer Management Association that benefits hunters, landowners and deer managers in several ways. REACH is the acronym for Research, Educate, Advocate, Certify and Hunt.
Dave Bopp, President
Jim Blaszak, Vice President:
Feces Wine is a Real Thing and It Tastes ‘Delicious’?
Tsongsul, or “feces wine”, is a Korean drink made by pouring soju, a distilled grain alcohol, into a pit filled with chicken, dog, or human feces, and leaving the mixture in the pit for three to four months until it ferments. It is then extracted from the pit and drank straight, with the belief that it can cure illness and help in the aid of bone fractures.
It sounds like the stuff of urban legends, but Tsongsul is indeed a real beverage that, while by no means popular, can still be found if you know where to look.
When the bottles were examined the bottles to find a brown and surprisingly clear liquid that looked similar to brandy. No bits of excrement floating around, and no visible traces of cat bone either.
Tsongsul smells nothing like feces. In fact, it doesn't smell of anything at all. The fermentation process has been perfected over the centuries so the wine is odorless and therefore easier to drink.