A new shochu is born!: Hamakomachi

Sugii Brewery in Fujieda City are always ready to answer requests for new shochu, whatever the risks and work involved.

This new shochu was announced on the Shizuoka Shinbun and other newspapers such as the Chunichi Shinbun when an Association for the Promotion of Hamakomachi Yam and its derived products visited the office of the Shizuoka Prefecture Governor to have him taste their latest creations.

As you can see on the above picture, the local farmers in the west of the Prefecture ar growing the Hamakomachi Yam not only for shochu, but also for cakes and ice creams! It is especially rich in beta carotin vitamins, another reason for indulging!

Sugii Brewery/Distillery: Hamamkomachi Honkaku Imo Shochu

Ingredients:
Hamakomachi Satsuma Imo
Rice ferment
Rice
Alcohol: 25 degrees

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Transparent
Aroma: Strong, almost sweet, very distincr and pleasant.
Taste: Shortish tail. Great attack. Fruity. Distinctive taste..
Reminiscent of persimmons with a hint of sweet nuts.
Pleasant and easy to drink.

Overall: A surprisingly soft and fruity shochu.
Very easy to drink, even straight.
Could easily take the place of a whizky in spite of its lower alcohol contents!
Stays smooth all the way through.
Distilled with a sake concept, enticing you into the next sip.

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