UMAI! Barley Shochu
American Shochu Company // Maryland, USA
UMAI! Barley Shochu is an American-made shochu produced by American Shochu Co.
in Frederick, Maryland.
UMAI! Barley Shochu is an American-made shochu produced by American Shochu Co. in Frederick, Maryland. It is made with organic barley, yeast, and koji and is bottled without aging at 24% ABV.
Shochu/SojuJapanese 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.