Opened in 1993, Gocheon Brewery Museum displays about 1, 400 items of brewery tools and related materials collected over 40 years by Gocheon Cho Jung-hyung Master who was designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Properties for his skills in brewing Leegangju. Here we preserve valuable items from Three Han period to modern times, such as Togori, a distiller from Joseon period, iron cauldron, and rice wine strainer. Also on display are other extraordinary items such as Gakbae, or cups made of horns during the Three Han period, and Masangbae, or cups used for drinking on horse during the Goryeo Kingdom period.
Master Cho Jung-hyung could build this museum because he was born into a family that made it a rule to brew Leegangju on its own for six generations. The secret formula has been passed down from generation to generation until now.
Since 1972, Master Cho Jung-hyung has frequently toured the country to discover more traditional liquors. He came to believe that it is important to recover the roots of our liquor culture as his collection of relevant items, which initially started as a hobby, increased over the last 40 years.
|Opening hours||Reservation is required|
|Location||806-61, Myeongdeok-ri, Soyang-myeon, Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do|