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November 2014 - Asian Spirits

November 2014 - Asian Spirits
This month's Spirits feature is Asian Spirits

Asian Spirits Reviews

Satsuma Shuzo Honkaku Shochu "Makurazaki"
90 points
$29
Clear color. Interesting aromas of white balsamic vinegar, roasted chestnuts, and marinated mushrooms with a silky, soft, dry light body and a tingling, interesting, easy bamboo and faint spice finish. An interesting savory shochu with a nice streak of umami.
Hite Soju
89 points
$1.20
Best Buy
Clear color. Faint aromas and flavors of chalk with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, quick finish with accents of powdered sugar, marshmallow, and porcelain. A nice simple soju.
89 points $1.20 Best Buy
Satsuma Shuzo Honkaku Shochu "Sakura Shiranami"
89 points
$18
Best Buy
Clear color. Lively aromas and flavors of pickled okra, smoked paprika, roasted nuts, and sausage with a silky, soft, dryish light body and a tingling, refreshing, breezy finish with notes of cream, minerals, forest herbs, and mint paste. A stylish and layered shochu.
89 points $18 Best Buy
Satsuma Shuzo Satsuma Shochu "Kuro Shiranami"
88 points
$18
Best Buy
Clear color. Lively aromas of fig bread, exotic nuts, delicate spice, and molasses with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, peppery spice, ginger root, and radish finish.
88 points $18 Best Buy
Ssodal Soju
84 points
$1.20
Clear color. Aromas of powdered milk, nutskin, and sweet potato with a flat, shy, fruity thin body and a seamless, short wax paper, rice candy, and powdered sugar finish. A rather wispy soju.
84 points $1.20
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