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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Kuro Kirishima

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.00
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Kirishima Shuzo
Kuro Kirishima

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Roasted, complex, spicy aromas and flavors of vanilla caramel bonbon, dark toasted nut bread, toasted whole grain, and dill pickled tomato with a silky, soft, dry light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long almond oil, chestnut honey on fennel, light caramel pudding, and peppery spices finish. An elegant and nuanced shochu with fine flavor and balance; try mixing like a rye whisky.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex & Mild
Aroma Aroma: vanilla caramel bonbon, dark toasted nut bread, toasted whole grain, and dill pickled tomato
Taste Flavor: almond oil, chestnut honey on fennel, light caramel pudding, and peppery spices
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant and nuanced shochu with fine flavor and balance; try mixing like a rye whisky.
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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