Information for shochus, including photos of bottles, spec sheets, and distillery information.
Type of Shochu: Otsu Rui
Type of Koji-Kin: White Koji-Kin
Distillation Method: Single (Normal Pressure)
Alcohol by Volume: 25% (50pf)
Food Pairings: Sashimi, Tempura, Yakitori, Yakiniku
Tasting Notes: Satsuma Shiranami, which is one of the most popular Imo Shochu brands in Japan, is made with 100% carefully selected top-grade Kogane Sengan sweet potato from South Kagoshima. It has the natural sweetness of that sweet potato, with a full body and aroma.
Awards: 2009-2013 Kagoshima Brewers Association Shochu Council, Award of Excellence
2008-2009 Kagoshima Brewers Association Shochu Council, Presidential Award
Distillery Location: Kagoshima Prefecture
Profile: Satsuma Shuzo is located in the southernmost part of Satsuma Hanto (the Satsuma Peninsula), which is an area of clean water and ideal and fertile soil for growing sweet potatoes. With these good ingredients and the skills and traditions of their Toji, delicious and high quality Shochu is made.
Their motto is quality first, and to that aim they do not freeze any of the potatoes that they make their Shochu with.