Shochu

Japan's other national drink

Shochu is a distilled spirit that is unique to Japan. The very best styles of shochu are single distilled to retain the original character of the base material and are called Honkaku shochu (translates as authentic shochu). Multiple distilled versions exist but for the connoisseur there is only one choice. ABV is generally about 25% and is it enjoyed straight up, on the rocks or with added hot or cold water.

To maintain the integrity of Honkaku shochu the Japanese government has limited the distillable materials to a strict list as well as placing restrictions on the way Honkaku shochu is made. This is to protect the characteristics of shochu and not to confuse it with rum, brandy, vodka and other spirits.

Shochu

Oita Ryu No Hitomi Shochu 720ml

Honkaku single distilled from local rice called “Ryu No Hitomi” or Eye of the Dragon. Subtle aroma of wild, sweet strawberries. Palate is mild, slightly sweet with a hint of spice.

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AUD $65.95
Hanamikura Daiginjo Kasutori Shochu 720ml

Honkaku shochu distilled from the pressings of Hanamikura super premium daiginjo sake. Complex rice shochu with subtle aromas of cardamon & anise. Very mild smooth and refined palate with hints of Hanamikura Kuro daiginjo.

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AUD $55.95

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