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Type of Shochu: Otsu Rui
Type of Koji-Kin: Black Koji-Kin
Distillation Method: Single (Normal Pressure)
Alcohol by Volume: 25% （50 prf）
Food Pairings: Grilled Meat, Gyoza
Tasting Notes: Made with premium quality sweet potatoes and black koji, and best enjoyed diluted with hot water (oyuwari), as the steam from the hot water will bring the sweet aroma into play. Full bodied and crisp, this is a shochu that will almost certainly tempt the palate of any fine shochu connoisseur.
Awards: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 - Silver Award
LA Wine & Spirits Competition - Gold Award
Monde Selection 2013 - Grand Gold Medal
Distillery Location: Kagoshima Prefecture
Profile: Believing that good shochu, like a good harvest, is nothing less than a gift from the earth, Nishi Shuzo only uses potatoes and rice grown by local farmers. Additionally the brewery itself is surrounded by mountains, and thus they are blessed with good water.