Unfiltered millet rice wine. Makegeolli is an alcoholic beverage native to Korea. It is made from rice or wheat mixed with nuruk, a Korean fermentation starter. It has a milky, off-white color and sweetness and is about 6-8% alcohol by volume. Makegeolli is traditionally made from rice, although variations are made from wheat, and some brands are flavored with corn, chestnut, apple or other produce. Millet is counted on around the world to provide basic nutrition for many developing nations. It is so important because of its uniquely high content of nutrients, including impressive starch levels, very high B-vitamin content, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, not to mention being a healthy source of essential fats in the body and significant levels of protein and dietary fiber.