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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Shiro Kirishima

Category: Shochu

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

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Grainy, roasted, umami aromas and flavors of salty dark roasted nuts, soy rice cakes, and roasted barley soup in a clay pot with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-long chestnut skin, vanilla milk, plantain, and radish finish. A very interesting and savory shochu with tons of roasted umami aromas and flavors; this will be fun to mix with like a whisky.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: salty dark roasted nuts, soy rice cakes, and roasted barley soup in a clay pot
Taste Flavor: chestnut skin, vanilla milk, plantain, and radish
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bobby Burns, Rob Roy, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very interesting and savory shochu with tons of roasted umami aromas and flavors; this will be fun to mix with like a 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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