Shopping {Vegan} in Busan – Alcohol

It’s the festive season and for many of us that means parties and alcohol. So to make it easier to live compassionately whilst enjoying yourself, I’ve collecting some tid-bits on vegan alcohol.

Huh? Aren’t all alcohols vegan?

It’s surprising right? Many are vegan but some alcohols are processed  through a substances called a ‘fining agent’.  This process is used to remove protein, yeast, cloudiness, unwanted flavors and colorings, and other organic particles. Popular animal-derived fining agents used in the production of alcohol include blood and bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fiber from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, gelatin (protein from boiling animal parts), and isinglass (gelatin from fish bladder membranes).

This is not only gross but unnecessary as there are organic, cruelty-free alternatives available such as, carbon, bentonite clay, limestone, kaolin clay, plant casein, silica gel, and vegetable plaques are all suitable alternatives.

Where can I buy vegan alcohol?

Many international and European brands label their wines as being vegetarian or vegan. However, the company may label a wine as being ‘vegetarian’ because it doesn’t contain animal parts even if animal secretions have been used in the process of making the wine.

My suggestion is to shop as Homeplus (A subsidiary of UK’s TESCO) and visit this detailed website to asses if the wine is vegan or not, they also list spirits and beer. I’ve compiled some of the most popular spirits found Korea in a list below.

Happy drinking!

Gin


Vegetarian Vegan
Beefeater Gin
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Gilbey’s Gin Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Gordon’s Dry Gin
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Gordon’s Sloe Gin
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Juniper Green: Organic London Dry Gin
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Tanqueray Gin
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Bombay Sapphire Gin Yes its suitable Yes its suitable

Whisky   



Vegetarian Vegan
Ardbeg
No its not suitable No its not suitable
Bowmore – Islay Scotch Whiskey
No its not suitable No its not suitable
Chivas Regal Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Famous Grouse (Added 2011)
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Glenfiddich                                              
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Glenmorangie Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Glen Moray Classic
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Glen Moray 12 Year Old
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Glen Moray 16 Year Old
No its not suitable No its not suitable
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Johnnie Walker Gold Label
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Johnnie Walker Green Label
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Johnnie Walker Red Label
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Jameson’s Irish Whisky
 Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
J&B Rare Whisky Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Jack Daniel’s Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Jim Beam Bourbon
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Southern Comfort Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Wild Turkey (honey versions non vegan) Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
100 Pipers  Yes its suitable Yes its suitable

Vodka  


Vegetarian Vegan
Absolout
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Grey Goose Vodka Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Red Square Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Smirnoff Black Vodka
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Smirnoff Blue Vodka

Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Smirnoff Mule
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Smirnoff Red Vodka

Yes its suitable Yes its suitable

Liqueurs

Vegetarian Vegan
Amarula Cream Liqueur                           
Yes its suitable No its not suitable
Archers Schnapps                          
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
Yes its suitable No its not suitable
Drambuie liqueur
Yes its suitable No its not suitable
Cointreau Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Disaronno Amaretto
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Kahlua (regular only) Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Malibu
Yes its suitable Yes its suitable
Jagermeister Yes its suitable Yes its suitable

 

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5 Responses to Shopping {Vegan} in Busan – Alcohol

  1. Sabrina says:

    I probably can’t be a vegan. I’m partial to Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur. Nice guide for vegans that enjoy drinking!

  2. ruth watson says:

    I went to Homeplus tonight and searched all the wines there were no vegan ones available!(except Yellow tail which is the only one I know that is vegan but not labelled)
    I think for the future of the animal planet I will HAVE to switch to Malibu and Pineapple juice ;)

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