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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Kuro Kirishima

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Kirishima Shuzo
Kuro Kirishima

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Brilliant clear color. Savory aromas and flavors of chestnuts and mushroom on the forest floor, frosted shredded wheat cereal, roasted shallot, and dill and pickling spices with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, complex, long horchata, radish, damson plum, and taro root pudding finish. A superb shochu with delicate waves of complex sweet and savory flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: chestnuts and mushroom on the forest floor, frosted shredded wheat cereal, roasted shallot, and dill and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: horchata, radish, damson plum, and taro root pudding
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Lotus Flower, Ty-Chi, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb shochu with delicate waves of complex sweet and savory flavors.

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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