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Company nameJinro
HeadquartersSeocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key peoplePark You-kwang, President

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Jinro (hangul:진로 Hanja:眞露, -kotɕilo) is a distiller in South Korea, founded in 1924. It is the world's leading producer of soju, accounting for more than half of that beverage's domestic sales. It also manufactures a variety of other alcoholic beverages including red wine and whiskey. Distilleries are located in Icheon, Cheongwon, and Masan, with the Masan plant geared toward exports. In addition, Jinro produces the Soksu brand of bottled water at a factory in Cheongwon. Jinro has been involved in exporting since 1968, when it began shipping soju to Vietnam in the midst of the Vietnam War.

Jinro soju is known by the brand name Chamisul (hangul: 참이슬). Part of their marketing strategy is to use temperature sensitive paper on their bottle label. A tab in the shape of a frog (the company's mascot) is white when the bottle is warm and becomes blue when the bottle is cold, indicating that the soju is ready to drink.

The company's current president is You Kwang Park.

In 2006, the company was acquired by Hite, a popular beverage company whose main product is beer.

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