Kuro Kirishima Imo Shochu

Kuro Kirishima Imo Shochu

SKU: 1004

Sweet Potato, or imo, shochus are perhaps the most common in Japan, though they don’t receive quite as much love in the United States. Rice & barley shochus tend to be smoother and easier to drink and since there is no equivalent Americn spirit distilled with sweet potato, imo shochus tend to have stronger flavors than we’re accustomed to from a clear spirit.

 

That said, for the shochu afficionado, it’s tough to top imo, except perhaps or the legendary Awamori, which are unique to Okinawa. And which Okinawans would claim (correctly) are distinct spirits.

Brand: Kuro Kirishima

Distillery: Kirishima Shuzo Co., Ltd.

Location: Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan

Grain: 83% imo (sweet potato) & 17% rice

koji: kuro (black)

alcohol content: 25%