• Sakura Shiranami 750ml


    Size: 750 ml

    Type of Shochu: Otsu Rui

    Main Ingredient: Sweet Potato (IMO)

    Alcohol: 24

    Distillery Location: Kagoshima Prefecture

    Food Pairings: Sashimi, Tempura, Yakitori, Yakiniku.

    Tasting Notes: Most shochu makers refrain from using yellow koji as they are sensitive to temperature and difficult to produce quality shochu.  Conversely, this sweet potato shochu, Sakura Shiranami from Satsuma Shuzo, is made using the uncommon yellow koji which added unique elements beyond the typical sweet potato shochu.  Earthy with hint of floral fragrance, smooth on the palate with a crisp finish.

    Distillery: Satsuma (founded: 1936)

    Satsuma Shuzo is located in the southernmost part of Satsuma Hanto (the Satsuma Peninsula), which is an area of clean water and ideal and fertile soil for growing sweet potatoes. With these good ingredients and the skills and traditions of their Toji, delicious and high quality Shochu is made.
    Their motto is quality first, and to that aim they do not freeze any of the potatoes that they make their Shochu with.