Shochu

Shochu is Japan's other indigenous alcoholic beverage, but unlike sake, shochu is distilled. The alcoholic content is usually 25%, although sometimes it can be as high sd 42% or more.

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Gokoo: Comfortable Sky (Mugi)

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Gokoo is shochu made from carefully selected barley. It is aged in oak barrels for 3 years and has a rich taste. Gokoo has been adopted by Japan Airlines for international executive in-flight service. Prefecture is Fukuoka.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Full-Bodied, Complex, Refreshing Finish.

Available Sizes: 750 mL

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Gyokuro: Excellent Green (Tea)

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Gyokuro is shochu made from rice and green tea. Its exquisite flavor is both rich and mellow. Distilled from Japanese barley. Prefecture is Fukuoka.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Rich Green Tea Aroma and Flavor, Smooth Finish; Reminiscent of Green Tea Ice Cream aftertaste.

Available Sizes: 750 mL

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Jinkoo: Perfect Sky (Imo - Sweet Potato)

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Jinkoo is shochu made using Satsuma sweet potatoes from the Kagoshima Region. It has an elegant aroma and its taste is sweet and rich. It is offered on Japan Airlines international executive class flights and is a favorite among passengers. Prefecture is Fukuoka.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Full-Bodied Sweet Potato Flavor, Clean Finish.

Available Sizes: 750 mL

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Non No Ko Kuro Kome & Mugi: Happy Drinker Black Label

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Non No Ko Kuro is made with local rice and wheat and is prepared using traditional methods and black malt giving it a full-bodied flavor. It is then aged in bamboo charcoal resulting in a gentle, fresh, and clean taste. Distilled from Japanese rice and barley. Prefecture is Saga.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Full-Bodied, Bold, Fresh Taste, Lingering Finish.

Available Sizes: 750 mL

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Kougin No Sasayaki Mugi Ginjyo: Aroma Whisper

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Kougin No Sasayaki is a Ginzukuri wheat shochu. Its delicate mellow flavor is clean and refreshing. Distilled from Japanese barley. Prefecture is Oita.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Delicate, Mellow, Refreshing Finish.

Available Sizes: 750 mL

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Amami Kokuto Shochu: Japan's Southern Island

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Amami is a meticulously crafted shochu made from cane sugar and hard water from the coral layers. Prefecture is Kagoshima.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Well-Balanced, Clean, Full-Bodied, Semi-Sweet Finish.

Available Sizes: 750 mL

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Zuisen Awamori: Fountain

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Awamori is only produced in Okinawa. It is made via a very unique, special distillation process which was developed ages ago. There is nothing else like it. Zuisen’s long history results in a dry and refreshing Awamori. Distilled from long grain Thai rice.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Complex, Intriguing Flavor, Smooth, Refreshing Finish.

Best Served: On Ice
May Also be Served: Chilled

Available Sizes: 750 mL

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Satsuma Mura (Imo - Sweet Potato)

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Kagoshima

Taste Summary:

Honkaku Shochu Satsuma Mura is made with black malt and exudes all the characteristics of such; full-bodied, sweet, and sharp.  This is an ancient sweet potato shochu recreated for the modern era. 

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Earthy, Aromatic, Finishes with Bite.

Available Sizes: 750 mL

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Yosaku (Kome)

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Yosaku is shochu made from carefully selected rice blended with black malted rice.  It is exceedingly smooth throughout and slightly sweet on the finish.

Profile & Tasting Notes:

Crisp, Clean, Smooth, Slight Sweet Finish

Best Served: On Ice
May Also be Served: Chilled, Room Temperature

Available Sizes: 750 mL