Are you new to shochu? Looking to spice up the liquor cabinet? An unabashed shochu freak who just wants a bit of curation? The Shochu All Day Pack was meant for you, wherever you may fall in this group. This is a tight three-pack of staff and customer favorites, spanning three prominent shochu styles and hitting just about all of colors of the flavor wheel without breaking the bank.
Here's what we've got for you:
A classic imo (sweet potato) shochu. Bold and rustic, we get notes of purple fruit, fudge brownie, and mushroom. Terrific on the rocks, oyuwari (cut with hot water), or straight up. This is the perfect candidate for all-day shochu and is a great introduction into the imojochu (sweet potato shochu) category. Try this one out maewari as well - dilute it 40% with water and let it sit in a vessel of your choosing for 1-2 days to enjoy soft and smooth chocolatey shochu that you can drink straight or warm up directly like you would sake.
Yamasemi Rice Shochu
Yamasemi is made using 100% Hanakagura rice and Hanakagura koji rice, all grown on Osuzuyama Distillery's sprawling 40-hectare farmland deep in the mountains of Miyazaki. Fermented in kioke barrels and distilled in a modern variable-temperature still, this shochu has great texture, minerality, floral and earthy notes. Supreme everyday shochu for on the rocks or converting your shochu-weary friends.
Jakuunbaku Muroka Barley Shochu
Perfectly rich and grainy, this muroka (unfiltered) barley shochu has a full spectrum of buttery, toasty, and spicy notes. Beat the chilly weather by enjoying this oyuwari while watching your favorite show. It's like a night by the fireplace in a glass. If you're feeling spicy, this shochu makes an excellent highball accompanied by yakitori or other grilled fare. Steak? That'll work.
If you love this pack, there's so much more out there! Shochu Director Kayoko and the UM team is always scouring the earth for what's new and exciting from Japan, and we'll release the best and boldest first to Shochu Gumi members. Join today and get exploring! You're in good company.
Shochu All Day Pack Features:
1 - Yamasemi Rice Shochu (720ml, Osuzuyama Distillery, Miyazaki, Japan 25% ABV)
- 1 - Kozuru Kuro Sweet Potato Shochu (750ml, Komasa Jyozo, Kagoshima, Japan 24% ABV)
- 1 - Jakuunbaku Barley Shochu (750ml, Nishiyoshida Shuzo, Fukuoka, Japan 25% ABV)