We love this easy drinking Iki shochu, with light florals and a slight nuttiness. A blend of atmospheric and vacuum distilled shochu, get tropical notes which are highlighted when enjoyed on the rocks, and with soda.
Chingu means friend in local Iki dialect, as well as in Korean – which makes sense as Iki Island served as an important trade hub between Japan and Korea historically. In fact, Busan is only a seven hour ferry ride away! Omoya Shuzo was founded in 1924, and in 2018 the distillers scouted the island to find the best water source and rebuilt their brewery there to make sake and shochu.
- Distilled on Iki Island, Nagasaki, Japan by Omoya Shuzo
- Distilled from 67% mugi (barley) and 33% kome (rice)
- ABV 24% / Koji: White (kome-koji) / Distillation: Blend of Vacuum and Atmospheric
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)