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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Aka Kirishima

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.99

Kirishima Shuzo
Aka Kirishima

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Brilliant clear color. Aromas and flavors of fondant, dried cherry and fig, hot breakfast rice porridge with cream, and suede scented candle wax with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length starfruit and pineapple in cream, radish sprouts, red bean ice cream, and white pepper finish. A nice buoyant, lively shochu that will be versatile; a nice introduction to the category.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: fondant, dried cherry and fig, hot breakfast rice porridge with cream, and suede scented candle wax
Taste Flavor: starfruit and pineapple in cream, radish sprouts, red bean ice cream, and white pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Apple Soju , Lotus Flower, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice buoyant, lively shochu that will be versatile; a nice introduction to the category.

The Producer

Travesia Inc

The Producer
Knowledge Capital 8F-K816 Ofuka-cho 3-1
Osaka, Kita-ku
Japan
81 -661363541

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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