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  • 13429 takara shiso wakamurasaki barley honkaku shochu

Takara Shiso Wakamurasaki Barley Honkaku Shochu, 720 ml

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Enjoy a pure and traditional Japanese spirit.

From the masters of shochu making, Takara, comes this beautiful barley shochu (distilled barley spirit). The soft, sweet barley is fermented with 100% barley koji, and distilled singularly to maintain the barley flavour with a tantalising aroma of Japanese shiso perilla.

  • Type: Barley-based Shochu
  • Flavour: Sweet and soft
  • Fragrance: Shiso Perilla 
  • Drinking Temperature: Best enjoyed chilled
  • Food Pairing: The unique shiso flavour is the perfect accompaniment to sweet desserts or snacks. 

ITEM ID: #13429

Background

Shochu is another indigenous Japanese alcoholic drink alongside sake and umeshu. Unlike sake it is distilled, not brewed, with the alcohol level usually between 25-45%. Its popularity is highest in southern Japan where the weather is considerably warmer. Sake calls for cool temperatures, but Shochu can be distilled in these warmer climes. Shochu is made from one of several raw materials including sweet potato, rice, buckwheat and barley; each of which gives a very distinct flavour and aroma much like the varying tastes of scotch whiskey.

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Nutrition

Alcohol: 20%