North Korea has created a hangover-free liquor that is between 30 and 40% alcohol but leaves you clear-headed in the morning, according to state media.
A recent edition of the Pyongyang Times said the drink, Koryo Liquor, used a cunning combination of six-year-old, top quality ginseng and â€œscorched glutinous riceâ€.
The resulting tipple is a subtle blend of sweet and savoury that is â€œhighly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangoverâ€, the Times said.
The wonder-drink has already been garlanded with prizes, including top spot at last yearâ€™s national liquor show, the article added.
The North Korean media has a long record of making extraordinary claims of the countryâ€™s achievements in pretty much any field from medicine to sport and farming.
Last year, the Northâ€™s official KCNA news agency said scientists had developed a drug â€“ with ginseng again a major component â€“ that could cure AIDS, Ebola and MERS.
The Northâ€™s most recent, and literal, bombshell was the claim that its latest nuclear test â€“ conducted on Jan 6 â€“ was of a powerful hydrogen bomb.
International experts have largely dismissed the idea, saying the yield from the test was far too low for a full-fledged thermonuclear device. â€“ AFP Relaxnews