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Watch and learn the basic knowledge of Honkaku Shochu and Awamori along with video introductions.
In Good Sprits Shochu and Awamori
Shochu is one of Japan's most popular alcoholic beverages. It is a distilled spirits that can be enjoyed before, during, and after meals. Dora Tauzin, from France, reports on a popular type called Honkaku Shochu: its ingredients, distilling method, and history. The program also features Ryukyu Awamori, a beverage from Okinawa said to be Japan's oldest distilled spirits. In addition, Shochu advisor Kaori Haishi introduces recipes of dishes that go well with shochu.
What is Honkaku Shochu and Awamori?Drink it how you like, with any meal you like. That's why so many people, men and women,young and old, choose shochu. This chapter provides a good introduction to the characteristics of Honkaku Shochu and Awamori.
Various drinking styles of ShochuThere's no one correct way to drink shochu. There are several different ways of drinking shochu that really bring out the spirits' flavors. Let's find your favorite and try your own style Shochu!
Various ingredients of ShochuMost distilled spirits are associated with a specific ingredient: Scotch whiskey and barley, brandy and grapes, vodka and potatoes. But with Shochu, the same distilling process is applied to a variety of raw ingredients, producing a wide range of tastes and flavors.
Shochu makingHonkaku Shochu and Awamori making depends on know-how honed over centuries to bring out the character of the raw ingredients in the best possible way. What is the key point for giving Honkaku Shochu and Awamori a mellow flavor and aroma?
Honkaku Shochu and Awamori with foodMany Japanese people enjoy the traditional distilled spirits Honkaku Shochu and Awamori with their meals at pubs and restaurants. Among the world's spirits, Honkaku Shochu and Awamori is uniquely suited to be enjoyed with food.
Pairing Shochu with foodHonkaku Shochu and Awamori goes well with food... really with any kind of food! Here are a some few recommended pairings. Discover your own perfect marriage of food and Honkaku Shochu and Awamori.
Honkaku Shochu and Awamori, a healthy spiritsHonkaku Shochu and Awamori are also popular with women as a “healthy spirits”. There are several reasons why Honkaku Shochu and Awamori is indeed a healthy spirits. Let's see.