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Takahashi Brewery

Takahashi Brewery
Ginrei Shiro Shochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22
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Takahashi Brewery
Ginrei Shiro Shochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Aromas of rice candy and watermelon cooler with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a medium-long bubblegum, agave nectar, white pepper, and aniseed finish. A silky, fruity shochu with a friendly personality; a nice transition for sake drinkers.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Candied
Aroma Aroma: rice candy and watermelon cooler
Taste Flavor: bubblegum, agave nectar, white pepper, and aniseed
Smoothness Smoothness: Silky
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Vesper, Cosmopolitan, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, fruity shochu with a friendly personality; a nice transition for sake drinkers.

The Producer or Importer

New York Mutual Trading Company

The Producer or  Importer
25 Knickerbocker Road
Moonachie, NJ 07074
USA
1 201-933-9555

Their Portfolio

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.