Full Review

Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Aka Kirishima Shochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Kirishima Shuzo
Aka Kirishima Shochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of candied lime and tangerine, cherry-sesame nougat bar, ripe melon, sweet rice, and banana confection with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, breezy finish with notes of sweet yogurt. A fruity Shochu with wide appeal; try in effervescent cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: candied lime and tangerine, cherry-sesame nougat bar, ripe melon, sweet rice, and banana confection
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sweet yogurt
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cosmopolitan, Sour Apple Martini, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity shochu with wide appeal; try in effervescent cocktails.

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.