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Monthly Pick [July]

It’s common knowledge that barley shochu is lighter than sweet potato shochu, and that it has less body. Nishiyoshida Syuzou, a 120-year old shochu distillery in Fukuoka Prefecture, changed this notion by introducing their full flavored, nutty Tsukushi barley shochu series to the U.S. market. READ MORE

Kuramoto of the Month

Kawashima Shuzo
(Shiga Prefecture)

“Kuramoto” means "brewery" and "distillery" in Japanese. The KURAMOTO picks up one brewery or distillery each month and unfolds its features.

Cocktail Recipe

Bitter Sweet Kawabe



The Kuma region in Kumamoto Prefecture is known for producing excellent rice shochu. The shochu production in the region started about 500 years ago, and the shochu from the region is recognized worldwide as Kuma Shochu, a brand named after its area that is designated by the World Trade Organization (like Scotch Whiskey and Cognac Brandy). Sengetsu Shuzo has produced Kuma Shochu for nearly 110 years, including its signature brand, Kawabe. It is a refined, clean taste rice shochu with a tiny bit of bitterness, which is hardly recognized, but actually this bitterness inspired Takahiro Okada of Sake Bar Shigure to create, Bitter Sweet Kawabe. Campari and tonic water are blended to enhance bitterness and natural sweetness from honey water embraces it. Elegant pink color heightens the romantic mood as well.
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