Shizuoka Shochu Tasting 5-2: Hana No Mai Brewery/Distillery-Yaramaika
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.
Rice: Yamada Nishiki (Shizuoka strain) residual powder after millage
Clarity: very clear
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!