iichiko Silhouette Shochu

Shochu/Soju

iichiko // Japan

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iichiko Silhouette Shochu is made from 100% two-row barley. This barley shochu, or mugi shochu, is a honkaku shochu which is the highest grade of shochu which can only use one ingredient and be distilled once.

It is made in the Oita prefecture on Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island. Bottled at 25% ABV.

iichiko Silhouette Shochu is made from 100% two-row barley. This barley shochu, or mugi shochu, is a honkaku shochu which is the highest grade of shochu which can only use one ingredient and be distilled once. It is made in the Oita prefecture on Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island. Bottled at 25% ABV.

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  • abv
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  • Shochu/Soju
    Japanese shochu is typically distilled from sweet potato (imo), barley (mugi), rice (kome), buckwheat (soba) or sugarcane. Koji, a type of mold, is used in the fermentation process. For Korean soju, a fermentation starter called nuruk is used. Korean Soju is generally made from molasses, tapioca, or sweet potatoes but traditionally was made from rice. Both are distilled to ~25-37% ABV. Neither is often aged, but can be.

Tasting Notes

"The nose is fruity and floral, with lychee, tropical fruit bubble gum, and roses, along with rice porridge and dandelions. The palate though is then grain-forward, with barley and cereal grains, as well as a grassy side with bay leaf, and also powdered sugar. The finish is soft and clean, with canned peaches, hay, soba noodles, and chrysanthemum bud. "

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