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Shochu Gumi December 2019 Pick!

Produced only once a year, this limited edition muroka (no charcoal filtration) shochu is made with a sweet potato variety called Beniazuma. Made with black koji, Hozan Beniazuma has a wild, tropical nose. It’s super juicy! Get black pepper and vegetal notes in the front and burnt toast on the tail end.

This paired really well with isobe-age fried fish cake and chicken tikka masala! I enjoyed drinking this on the rocks with equal parts water – this is a genshu (undiluted) shochu so the extra splash of water mellows out the heat. Nishi Shuzo was founded in 1845 in Kagoshima, a lush, volcanic area that is home to sweet potato shochu. We dream of retiring there!


  • Distilled from 83% imo (sweet potato) and 17% kome (rice) 
  • Distilled in Kagoshima, Japan by Nishi Shuzo
  • Koji type: black
  • 25.3 fl oz (750ml)
  • 34% ALC/VOL
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