Takara Shochu (750ml)

  • Spirit Type

    Shōchū

  • Spirit Category

    Grain Shōchū

  • Size

    750ml

  • Country

    Japan

  • Region

    Kyoto

  • Sub-Region

    Shimogyō-ku

  • Tasting Notes

    CerealcleanHerbaceous

  • How to Drink

    On the rocks

  • Glassware

    Double Rocks

  • ABV

    35%

Takara Shuzo, based in Kyoto, markets alocohlic bevarages and seasonings.

In the 1970s, vodka became the preferred white liquor in the United States over bourbon whisky. Japan discovered its own niche market for shochu, and in 1977, Takara Shochu Jun was introduced as a part of the white liquor revolution.

JUN, which means “pure” in Japanese, conveys its subtle natural flavours and purity in quality. The product was an immediate success, selling over a million cases by 1982, and close to 7 million cases by 1985.

Tasting Notes

Takara Shochu has a nose of warm sugar cane, sweet corn, cinnamon, vanilla, and baking spices. The palate is crisp and clean with a gentle green olive minerality that would be ideal for a martini.

Method

Takara Shochu is made from a carefully-selected combination of grains including corn, barley, and molasses. Multiple distillations make the base clean and pure. The final shochu is a blend of these spirits diluted to 35% alcohol by volume before bottling.

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$46.00

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Reviews

  1. (verified owner)

    5

    I am looking forward to the arrival this.

  2. 4

    This is my only experience with shochu. Crisp, clean, with a mild cereal sweetness, along with a woodsy or grassy flavor. I’ve experimented with this in place of vodka, and I have yet to find something that this didn’t improve or at least match. Haven’t tried it in a martini, but that sounds delicious.

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