Mizu Saga Barley Shochu
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Mizu Saga Barley Shochu

Item # 29391 750mL
$34.96/ Single Bottle
$209.76/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

Handcrafted in "genshu" (undiluted) style with higher alcohol content, this Shochu truly expresses its unique character. Beautiful cantaloupe nose with flavors of fresh grains, cut grass, and white pepper. Enjoy first as a neat sip, and then cut with water or on the rocks.

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Staff Pick Notes

For lovers of both saké and vodka alike, shochu should be a natural crossover. This one in particular clocks a slightly higher ABV than some and makes for a versatile cocktail ingredient, but is friendly enough to be consumed on the rocks with a cucumber or citrus garnish. Mizu is made from a rough 2:1 ratio of barley and black koji rice and follows the honkaku method of production, which is a single pot distillation to retain its authentic yet delicate flavors. Much like in saké production, the water source plays a crucial role as well. This is crisp and clean with a hint of melon and banana on the finish. You'll also find the slightest hint of oolong earthiness to counterbalance the fruit. I recommend substituting this for vodka in your next martini for a delightful surprise.


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