Aisome, which I discovered by chance at 1 or 8 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, over the weekend, was a pleasant surprise. This is an imo shochu, but unlike other imo I’ve had. The nose is typical – the faintest hint of earth along with sweet potato – with a promise of sweetness. The initial taste doesn’t disappoint in that regard. It’s a slightly sweet start, but that disipates quickly.