A fruity and refined shochu that was produced using yellow koji, the variety that is normally only used in the production of sake. It should thus come as no surprise that the aromas are quite fruity, with lemon, pear and melon dominating. An accessible shochu that would pair well even with desserts.
Nishi distillery was founded more than 150 years ago close to the city of Kagoshima in the south of Kyushu. A lot of shochu producers tend to focus only on the distillery process to distinguish themselves from their colleagues. Nishi takes it up a notch, and realized quite early that everything starts with the quality of the base ingredient. They therefore try to produce most of the sweet potatoes they use themselves, and work closely with the local farming community to ensure the highest possible quality for their produce. 'Imo Shochu' is the house specialty, and over the years Nishi has established quite the reputation both inside and outside of Japan.
Ingredients: Sweet potato