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iichiko
Frasco

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 30%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50.00

iichiko
Frasco

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 30%
Bright clear color. Yeasty aromas of overripe tropical fruits, yeasty banana bread dough, roasted nuts, and strawberry milk with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long vanilla rice pudding and milk, honeyed cucumber and sweet potato, and hint of pepper finish. A powerful and layered shochu.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Mild
Aroma Aroma: overripe tropical fruits, yeasty banana bread dough, roasted nuts, and strawberry milk
Taste Flavor: vanilla rice pudding and milk, honeyed cucumber and sweet potato, and hint of pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks, neat and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Apple Soju , French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerful and layered shochu.
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Iichiko USA

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South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
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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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