Posts tagged with "Akamaoh"

akamaoh
Akamaoh is one of those sweet potato shochus I find occasionally and for the life of me can't figure out why it's not everywhere. Since I drink it so rarely it doesn't always jump to mind when thinking of favorites, but time and again upon returning to it I wonder why I don't drink it more often. This white koji based sweet potato shochu is aged for one year in a clay pot (kame), giving it a sweet, mellow flavor profile. Read More...

Shochu Aisle at Mitsuwa
  Vast shochu selection at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, NJ. Easily the largest shochu selection I’ve seen outside of Japan. Really impressive selection. What to choose?! I came home with: Gyokuro – a green tea shochu ($28.99) Jinkoo – a mugi (barley) shochu from the same distiller ($28.99) Kagemusha – an imo (sweet potato) shochu ($19.99) Akanone Ninjin – a carrot shochu ($34.99) Toki No Kokuin – a rice shochu ($24.99) Enma – a mugi shochu ($29.99) Akamaoh – an imo shochu ($24.99) This represents just a small portion of their selection. I see many, many trips back to Mitsuwa… Read More...

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