Yoroshiku Senman Arubeshi (aka, Hakkaisan Sannen Chozo) is a moromi shochu produced by Hakkaisan, one of the most popular sake brands in the U.S. This particular shochu is distilled from raw sake mash (moromi). The only difference between this shochu and one of Hakkaisan’s famous sakes is that it’s distilled instead of brewed. Read More...
Distilled carrots? What will the Japanese think of next? Don't let the gimmicky notion get in the way here. This is a legit gem. Quickly becoming one of my favorite shochus. Read More...
The Red Devil
Akaoni with its striking red label on a clear frosted bottle with a silver foil topper certainly catches the eye. It is one of several mugi shochus from this distiller and from what I can gather is targeted toward a more mellow drinking experience. It doesn't disappoint. It was a hit at a recent tasting. Smooth, delicious. Read More...
Landmark carries perhaps the single most impressive volume of shochu I’ve discovered in New York City. If you’re in the NYC area, it’s worth a visit. Given time, we may be able to work our way through their collection. A long, long time. Read More...
The holidays got in the way, but now I'm back on track with The Shochu Diet. Weeks 17 and 18 saw the first dips since Thanksgiving. Read More...
Kannoko is a single distilled normal pressure mugi shochu aged in oak barrels for 3 years before bottling. The oak gives the shochu its rich golden color and its faintly whiskey flavor. This is one of those aged mugis that whiskey drinkers will find familiar. Read More...

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