Kookwanmo is a famed Korean maker of traditional black vinegars. Combining a brown rice base with only natural and local ingredients, their vinegars age in traditional earthenware urns for at least three years in order to create their signature deep, inky color. This particular vinegar is made with mulberries, providing a rich, complex balance of sticky sweetness and earthiness, making this vinegar incredibly palatable for a variety of uses.
On their own, mulberries look like elongated blackberries, with a good balance between sweetness, tartness, and hints of more rustic flavors such as cedar, cocoa, and baking spices.
Daegu, South Korea