Making the drink is a bit complicated. Wasps need to be trapped in a jar and filled with the shouchuu alcohol. As the wasps die they release toxins that flavor the drink.
And what’s more, it needs to ferment for three years.
The reporter from RocketNews24 had this to say about the libation:
“Let’s be frank. It stinks, it tastes bad and it looks like crap. I can’t say that I would ever want to drink this stuff again. Sure, the benefits are things that I could get behind, but that’s not the problem here.”