Kuro-Koji Asahi-Mannen Shochu
  • Category Other Spirits
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Watanae
  • Style Shochu
  • Alcohol 25%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • earthy
  • walnuts
  • nutmeg
  • roasted
  • barley

Watanabe

Kuro-Koji Asahi-Mannen Shochu (0.75l, 25%)
Price $42.99

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Complex Shochu for Scotch lovers
 
Shochu is all the rage in the Land of the rising sun, which means it’s literally big in Japan. It’s a diverse distilled beverage, usually from rice or barley, and has a bit more punch than Sake. The one made from sweet potatoes is also called satsuma-imo Shochu and is currently the most popular among the Japanese.
 
The Watanabe distillery is led by the fourth generation distiller Koichiro and his grandfather advised him not to make a fuss about the dirt stuck to potatoes. The result of such chillness is a wonderfully rich and deep flavor of the soil present in the Shochu. Asahi Mannen is a peculiar Spirit and its name means ""10,000 years"", celebrating longevity (and turtles, which is awesome). It's made of 83% estate grown sweet potato and 17% black Koji rice, which gives it its rich aromas and layered flavors. The Watanabe brothers succeeded in creating a true terroir-driven Spirit, giving this Shochu its rich complexity that will also appeal to Scotch lovers.
  • Category Other Spirits
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Watanae
  • Style Shochu
  • Alcohol 25%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Notes of sweet potato and walnuts on the nose.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Stout body and deep flavors of roasted sweet potato and walnuts with a touch of soil.
 
Finish
Rich and complex nutmeg finish
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  • sweet
  • earthy
  • walnuts
  • nutmeg
  • roasted
  • barley
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