Kiyosato shochu with its 25% alcohol is a very light shochu. It has a floral nose and a gentle potatoe note, plus a long and aromatic finish with clear, fruity sweetness. It is made of potatoes from Kiyosato city on Shiretoko peninsula which is well known throughout Japan for their high quality potatoes. They benefit from the relatively warm winters in this region. The shochu from Kiyosato is famous too all over the country. Kiyosato is a small town of 4,000 people, located in a rural area at the foot of the Shari mountain. The water for the shochu comes from the lower course of the Shari river which is said to be one of the cleanest rivers in Japan. Kiyosato Shochu is Honkaku, meaning “genuine” shochu, which is distilled only once to keep its full aroma. Rice koji is used for the fermentation, and after distilling the shochu is allowed to mature in steel tanks for six months. But there is not only the great flavour that makes this shochu special, but also its elegant bottle design which won the Good Design Award in 2015.
Enjoy Kiyosato shochu straight, on the rocks or with soda, or use it as basis for long drinks like Shochu Sour.
We also offer the Kiyosato Shochu Cask which is matured in oak casks.
Quantity: 700 ml
Alc.: 25% vol
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Melchiorstr. 26, 10179 Berlin
How to drink shochu?
There is not really the one and only way to enjoy shochu. It is all down to one´s own personal taste. The Japanes drink shochu in several different ways:
- Straight, without anything else. For hot days (or nights) have your shochu slightly chilled.
- On the rocks: Add ice cubes or crushed ice, and you have the most classical way to enjoy shochu.
- Add hot (Oyuwari) or cold (Mizuwari) water.
- In the mix, with juices, green tea or soda (Highball), or as basis for cocktails.
Less Hangover with Shochu
Shochu doesn´t contain artficial additives, nor any sugar remainders. Thus it has very little calories (6 cl = 35 kcal). Shochu is made completely from natural ingredients. The risk of hangover next morning, after moderate consumption, is lower than with other alcoholic beverages.
Find out more: What is Shochu?