Distillery: Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu Island, Japan
100% polished (to 55%) Japonica rice
Gankutsuoh is an aged rice shochu, but not in the Awamori style. It uses Japanese rather than Thai rice, polished just as rice is polished in sake production. Once processed and placed into clay jars, this shochu is stored in a cave to age. This gives us its unique name, which means “Cave King” … incidentally it’s very close to the Japanese translation for The Count of Monte Cristo
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