HAN Soju – the premium spirit you are allowed to sell in California restaurants and bars with only a beer-and-wine license!
Why can I sell HAN, a distilled spirit, with only a Type 41 license?
Soju is consumed with meals in Asian countries, like beer and wine are consumed in the US. To allow for variety and authenticity, the California legislature allowed the sale of soju with any “On Sale” license that permits wine sales. Certain specifications have to be met, but HAN Soju qualifies! (Source: California Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages,Section 23398.5)
Most licensees will hold an ABC license Type 41, but others also qualify, e.g. 42, 47, 48, 49, 50, etc.
On-Premise, To-Go, and Delivery
On-Sale licenses typically allow for the sale of alcoholic beverages only for consumption at your place of business. However, the California ABC has granted temporary regulatory/enforcement relief that allows delivery and to-go sales of beer, wine, and, by extension, Han Soju.
Please check the ABC web site for details and restrictions. https://www.abc.ca.gov/lawand-policy/coronavirus19/
Show Me the Money!
You already know that beverage sales are usually much more profitable than meals. That is true even more for cocktails. On typical menus cocktails go for a premium over beer and most wines. You will find that HAN Soju cocktails cost you less to make than wine or bottled beer.
Bottom line: better margins!
Where Can I Buy It?
In California HAN Soju is sold to the trade exclusively by Young’s Market.
To order/buy you can:
– call your Young’s Market rep, if you already have one
– visit a Young’s Market Express store near you https://www.youngsmarket.com/ express-stores/
Not a Young’s Market customer yet? It’s easy to set up. Just call the telemarketing group at (800) 409-0128. For more information you can visit: https://www.
HAN Original is also available in most BevMo! stores.
HAN Original is a rice and barley-based distilled spirit similar in taste profile to Vodka. The use of polished rice in the fermentation and distillation process makes HAN Original smooth and highly appealing. It’s great on the rocks, in a Martini, or as a super smooth alternative to traditional vodka.
Citruss is HAN’s answer to the growth in flavored vodkas. This premium rice and barley based spirit is infused with subtle citrus accents of orange, lemon and lime, and has a super smooth finish. Mix it up or drink it straight.
HAN Teq is infused with the flavors of premium Mexican Tequila. Similar in taste profile to premium Blanco Mexican Tequilas, HAN Teq can be used in a premium Margarita, as a shooter or served chilled in a salt-rimmed martini glass with a lime garnish.
HAN Cane is a Caribbean Rum-inspired spirit made from a unique blend of polished rice and barley. Smooth and flavorful, it is the perfect alternative to add to any Mojito, Daiquiri, or Cuba Libre cocktail.
HAN Fire is a little sweet and a little spicy. A light, clean, cinnamon-flavored rice and barley spirit, Great as a chilled shooter or when mixed with coffee, hot chocolate, ciders (hot and cold), or your favorite soda.
HAN Soju has pioneered a new wave of modern, super smooth premium soju spirits that embody quality, creativity and versatility. Made from a blend of polished rice and barley, this family of spirits has unlimited mixability and rich character.
Use HAN Original for vodka cocktail, HAN Teq for tequila, HAN Cane for rum, etc.