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Type of Shochu: Otsu Rui
Type of Koji-Kin: White Koji-Kin
Distillation Method: Single (Less pressure)
Aged: 6 Months ~ 10 Years
Alcohol by Volume: 25% (50proof)
Food Pairings: Meat Dishes, American Fare, Pan-European Cuisine, Dark Chocolate
Tasting Notes: This special Honkaku Shochu is aged in three separate barrels - White American, Cognac and Sherry - and is then masterfully blended. This creates a dense, rich aroma and excellent balance. Just like whisky, sherry, cognac and brandy, you can enjoy this sake as digestif or enjoy with desert.
Awards: Monde Selection 2014 - Top Gold Medal
Distillery Location: Kumamoto Prefecture
Profile: Takahashi Shuzo, established in Meiji 33 (1900) does not make your Run of the Mill Kome Shochu. They believe their Shochu carries the tradition and flavors of 400 years, and they are recognized as the standard of all Kumamoto Shochu, which is the center of Japan for Kome Shochu. Using only the most carefully selected rice, clean Kumamoto water, and their own capable hands and traditions, they work to create the best Kome Shochu possible.