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iichiko

iichiko
Kurobin

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35.00

iichiko
Kurobin

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Bright clear color. Earthy aromas and flavors of wet leaves and bamboo and fermenting apple and pear with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, buoyant hemp and rice milk and radish finish. A nice peppery snappy shochu with a creamy center.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: wet leaves and bamboo and fermenting apple and pear
Taste Flavor: hemp and rice milk and radish
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Ty-Chi, Sour Apple Martini, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice peppery snappy shochu with a creamy center.
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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