Full Review
Watanabe Sake Brewing Co.

Watanabe Sake Brewing Co.
Kuramoto No Kakushishochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.00
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Watanabe Sake Brewing Co.
Kuramoto No Kakushishochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Tropical, toasty aromas and flavors of Asian pear, roasted pineapple and rice, toasty nut brittle, and hint of beeswax and clay with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, amusing, medium-length anise seed, powdered milk, and limestone finish. An elegant, fruity, and toasty shochu that has a pleasing combination of sake and white whisky tones.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Complex
Aroma Aroma: Asian pear, roasted pineapple and rice, toasty nut brittle, and hint of beeswax and clay
Taste Flavor: anise seed, powdered milk, and limestone
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Irish Coffee, Tokyo Sidecar, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, fruity, and toasty shochu that has a pleasing combination of sake and white whisky tones.
The Producer

Watanabe Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

The Producer
7-7 Ichinomachi, Furukawa-cho, Hida-shi
Gifu, 509-4234
081-577-73-3311
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.