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iichiko

iichiko
BLU

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 30%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28.00

iichiko
BLU

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 30%
Clear color. Creamy, spicy, complex aromas and flavors of tropical fruit custard, spiced pear, magic marker and acetone, and yeasty dough with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length sweet cream, candied yams, and coconut water finish. A round, creamy, impactful shochu.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: tropical fruit custard, spiced pear, magic marker and acetone, and yeasty dough
Taste Flavor: sweet cream, candied yams, and coconut water
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Piña Colada, Espresso Martini, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, creamy, impactful shochu.
The Producer

Iichiko USA

The Producer
11 Airport Blvd, Suite 104
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
1 415-688-0475
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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