Sep, 20 2018
What is Shochu? Shōchū is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume. It is typically distilled from rice (kome), barley (mugi), sweet potatoes (satsuma-imo), buckwheat (soba), or brown sugar (kokutō), though it is sometimes...
Sep, 17 2018
Sake Time Fun Facts for Thirsty Thursday!  In Japan, people refer to sake as “Nihonshu” or “Seishu”. Despite it being referred to as “rice wine”, sake is actually BREWED. 80% of sake is water! So the water source when making sake is very...
Sep, 06 2018
What is Awamori? Awamori is an alcoholic beverage that is indigenous and unique to Okinawa, Japan. It is made from long grain indica rice, and is not a direct product of brewing (like sake) but of distillation (like shōchū). All awamori made today...