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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Kuro Kirishima Shochu

Category: Shochu

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

Kirishima Shuzo
Kuro Kirishima Shochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of gunpowder, black lime, marinated mushrooms, miso-caramel, water chestnut, and charcoal with a satiny, soft, dry light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that presents notes of mixed melon salad, kabocha squash, and toasted sesame. A rock-solid Shochu with classic, food-friendly flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky & Rich
Aroma Aroma: gunpowder, black lime, marinated mushrooms, miso-caramel, water chestnut, and charcoal
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mixed melon salad, kabocha squash, and toasted sesame
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cosmopolitan, Sour Apple Martini, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock-solid Shochu with classic, food-friendly flavors.

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.