Join Christopher Pellegrini as he interviews Tsunami Panhandle's bartender extraordinaire, Victoria Vera.
Mizu Lemongrass Shochu may not be an authentic honkaku shochu due to the use of lemongrass, but this is a case where a beautiful spirit breaks the rules.
Join Stephen Lyman for a conversation with Jesse Falowitz of Mizu Shochu on his journey from marketing manager for a multinational agency to entrepreneur with the first and most successful export-only shochu brand in the U.S.
Mizu's Green Tea Shochu is the most recent addition to the Mizu Shochu lineup.
Stephen and Christopher give an update on the Kyushu flooding, introduce TeaCult (a tea start-up in Fukuoka), and geek out over one of our favorite aromatic shochu brands, Mizu Shochu, featuring both their Green Tea and Lemongrass products.
The floods in the Hitoyoshi region are believed to have killed more than 50 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. This is deeply personal to us a www.kanpai.us since we count several Hitoyoshi shochu makers as our friends. The damage has spread further over the past week as Kyushu floods continue around the region.