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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Aka Kirishima

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.00
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Kirishima Shuzo
Aka Kirishima

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Bright clear color. Fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of spiced apple and papaya, banana skin and sugar cane, green bamboo, and honey roasted chestnut with a silky, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, snappy green pineapple in soy milk, nougat, parchment and grass, and peppered turnip and squash finish. A vibrant earthy earthy shochu for that will be versatile.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: spiced apple and papaya, banana skin and sugar cane, green bamboo, and honey roasted chestnut
Taste Flavor: green pineapple in soy milk, nougat, parchment and grass, and peppered turnip and squash
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Corn ‘n’ Oil, Daiquiri Natural, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant earthy earthy shochu for that will be versatile.
The Producer

Kirishima Shuzo, Co.

The Producer
5480 Shibitatyo
Miyakonojo-shi,
Japan
81 -986-21-8111
Shochu
Spirits Glass Copita Clear.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Shochu is a distilled beverage from Japan that is made from either barley, buckwheat, sweet potatoes or rice. The alcoholic content is generally 25%, although a shochu that is multi-distilled can be as high as 35%. It is normally consumed on its own or on the rocks or sometimes with fruit juice.

Shochu can be aged in various vessels, including steel tanks, wooden barrels or clay pots. The flavors will depend on which type of vessel was used; flavors and aroma vary from pastry dough to roasted chestnuts to fruit cake. Some have an earthy, grassy finish, while others are more like aged whisky.
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