Posts Tagged ‘Distilleries’

Shizuoka Shochu Tasting 5-2: Hana no Mai Brewery/Distillery-Yaramaika

June 11, 2008


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Hana no Mai Brewery/Distillery in Hamamatsu City makes some extravagant kome/rice shochu with either the rice powder left after milling Yamada Nishiki rice (they grow themselves) or with the sake kasu/white lees of their sake.

YARAMAIKA
Kome/rice Shochu
Rice: Yamada Nishiki (Shizuoka strain) residual powder after millage
Alcohol: 25%

Clarity: very clear
Colour: Transparent
Aroma: Sharpish. Rice, alcohol, green tea, melon
Taste: Soft on the tongue, almost sweet.
Shortish tail. Green tea, green melon.
Easy to drink.

Overall: Easy to drink. Elegant.
Can be de drunk straight or on the rocks.
Great mixed with hot green tea!

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New Shochu!: “Chittorattsu”

April 30, 2008


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(Courtesy of Shizuoka Shinbun. April, 29th, 2008)

A new shochu is born! Well, it will be put on sale from May 10th!
It is a very “limited edition” for its first year: only 500 cc 800 bottles!
Its name “Chittorattsu” means “just a little” i Shizuoka patois.
It was ordered by a group of shochu lovers, including farmers and liquor shops.
Sugii Brewery/Distilliery in Fujieda City used “Gansho” satsuma potatoes grown around Mishima City, natural water from the area and yeast produced in Shizuoka Prefecture.
The label was drawn by a Mishima lady artist as this shochu was particularly designed for ladies.
Alcohol contents are 25.5 degrees.
At 1,500 yen for a 500 cc bottle, it is a bit pricey, but that is why you pay for quality and elegance!