Type of Shochu: Otsu Rui

Main Ingredient: Barley, Barley Koji

Type of Koji Kin: White Koji-Kin

Distillation Method: Single (Normal Pressure)

Aged: More than 6 months

Alcohol by Volume: 25%

Size: 750ml

Food Pairings: Seafood and Fish Dishes - Sushi, Sashimi, Carpaccio of lighter white fish. Steamed Clams. Roasted beef. 

Tasting Notes: The soft, round elegance of this Shochu is supposedly a result of the music that is played to the mash and barrels while it is being made. Has a light and sweet barley aroma and a clean, dry finish.  

Awards: Kagoshima Honkaku Shochu Council - Award of Excellence 

Kumamoto Department of Revenue - Award of Excellence 

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Distillery: Denen
Distillery Location: KagoshimaPrefecture
Founded: 1979   
Profile: Established in northern Kagoshima in 1905, Denen Shuzo pioneered the idea of barrel stored Shochu. They continue to do so while also implementing the "ongaku jikomi" technique, which is playing music while they make their Shochu, which is believed to enhance fermentation and barrel aging. 

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