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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Aka Kirishima Shochu

Category: Shochu

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

Kirishima Shuzo
Aka Kirishima Shochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of golden apple, summer peach, and candied banana with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish conveying notes of flint finish. Lightly fruity and with a smoky edge, this shochu offers a mellow libation to keep the night going.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: golden apple, summer peach, and candied banana
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of flint
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Lightly fruity and with a smoky edge, this shochu offers a mellow libation to keep the night going.

The Producer

Kirishima Shuzo, Co., LTD

The Producer
4-28-1 Shimokawahigashi
Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, 885-8588
Japan
81 -986-22-2323

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.