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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Kuro Kirishima EX Delicious Pentagon

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Kirishima Shuzo
Kuro Kirishima EX Delicious Pentagon

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Savory aromas of roasted sweet potato, toasted garlic, blackened carrot, earthy green tea, and mushroom broth with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long roasted bacon wrapped dates, quark, fried noodles, and soy finish. A mouthwatering, savory Shochu to complement a wide variety of meals; try in craft cocktails too.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: roasted sweet potato, toasted garlic, blackened carrot, earthy green tea, and mushroom broth
Taste Flavor: roasted bacon wrapped dates, quark, fried noodles, and soy
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Cosmopolitan, Sour Apple Martini, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouthwatering, savory shochu to compliment a wide variety of meals; try in craft cocktails too.

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.