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Type of Shochu: Otsu Rui
Type of Koji-Kin: White Koji-Kin
Distillation Method: Single (Normal pressure)
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
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.