Satsuma Houzan


Satsuma Houzan


Type of Shochu: Otsu Rui

Main Ingredient: Sweet Potato, Rice Koji

Type of Koji-Kin: White Koji-Kin

Distillation Method: Single (Normal pressure)

Aged: N/A

Alcohol by Volume: 25% (50 Proof)

Food Pairings: Mizutaki (chicken hotpot), Chicken Dishes, Sashimi   

Tasting Notes: The making of this Satsuma Houzan is the culmination of improving on tradition since Nishi Sake Brewing's establishment in 1845, and the taste should be thought of as a representation of all their Houzan. Has a sweet aroma anad a firm, heavy mouthfeel. 

Awards: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 - Gold Award
LA Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 - Silver Award
Monde Selection 2013 Grand Gold Medal

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Distillery: Nishi
Distillery Location: Kagoshima Prefecture
Founded: 1845   
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. 

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