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Shizuoka Shochu Tasting 4-8: Fujinishiki Distillery: Chakkiri Bushi

September 25, 2008


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Fujinishiki Brewery/Distillery has always been willing to explore all facets of Shochu Distilling.
It also has the merit to use entirely local ingredients whenever possible.
I have seen a lot of Shochu “made with Shizuoka Tea” all over Japan, and none is the true product.
Fujinishiki Distillery is the only one in Japan to use real Shizuoka Tea. Full stop.
This particular brand, Chakkiri Bushi commemrates history and Kunoyama Toshogun in Shizuoka City, formerly Sunpu City, the home f the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Chakkiri Bushi

Ingredients:
Raw tea leaves: more than 10%. Tokugawakei Ukari No Honyama Variety exclusively grown in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Rice (JA Shizuoka Kinuhikari) and fermented rice grown and treated in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Water: Source water from well dug at bottom of Mount Fuji.
Alcohol contents: 25 degrees
Contents: 720ml

Clarity: Very clean and clear

Aroma: Sharp tgreen tea and green vegetables.

Body: extremely light.

Taste: Very strong green tea leaves taste.
Turns quickly lighter as it spreads around the palate. Tea leaves taste will come back again later.
Fluctuates to sweetness upon eating.

Overall: A discovery.
Shochu tends too often to look like another as ingredients are not revealed to their full extent.
Considering that people here usually drink “Shizuoka Wari”, that is shochu mixed with cold or hot green tea, they won’t for once need any supplement. Moreover, they will find little reason to ignore it!
Bets drunk on its own or poured over ice. If one wants to dilute it, good pure water is best!

Shizuoka Shochu Tasting 4-7: Fujinishiki Distillery-Fuji no Shizuoka/Junkinpakuiri

January 13, 2008


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Finally managed to escape from all the sake and open a new bottle of Shochu fro a friend7s visit during the New Year Holidays!
This particular brew produced by Fujinishiki Brewery/Distillery in Shibakawa Cho does take a bit of explanation, but it is certainly worth it!

Fujinishiki Distillery: Fuji no Shizuku/ Junkinpakuiri-Gold Flakes
Honkaku Shochu
Kome/Rice
Ingredients: kome/rice. Kouji/yeast. Komekoji/rice yeast. Real gold flakes
Alcohol: 25%
Bamboo Charcoal filtered.

Clarity: very clear
Colour: Transparent
Aroma: Fruity and flowery: Clovers, flowers. vanilla.
Taste: Very clean. Almost sweet: bitter chocolate, vanilla, coffee beans.

Overall: very easy to drink. Lots of flavours and aroma! Best drunk on its own or on the rocks.
My lady friends loved it.
Absolutely extravagant kome/rice shochu!

Fujinishiki Distillery: new Shochu!

November 1, 2007

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Fujinishiki Sake Brewery/Distillery has come up with a new imo/tuber shochu for a group of imo shochu lovers in Fukuroi City.
Name: Sachiura
Ingredients: “Koganesengan Satsuma” (Yellow yam variety) grown south of Fukuroi City
Distillery name: Fujinishiki (Shibakawa Cho)
Ordered by: “Fukuroi Imo Shochu wo Hagukumu Kai” (Fukuroi Association for the Development of Imo Shochu”)
Publice sale date: November 1st

Can’t wait to taste it!


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