Umi (kanji) shōchū watered down to 15% alcohol with jukaku hot spring water. The brewmaster chose this volume so it can be enjoyed as is after cooling it. Cool it in a fridge and enjoy its fruity aroma in a wine glass.
- Authentic shōchū
- Alcohol volume
- Sweet potato (beni-otome), malted rice (produced in Japan)
- Yellow kōji
- Distillation method
- Vacuum distillation
For the best drinking experience
Drink it cold from a wine glass.
Easy to grow even at home, it has a beautiful red color, a gentle and uniform spindle shape making it suitable for baking and other edible purposes. Its skin is red while the inside is yellowish-white. The cut ends produce a large amount of jalapin, a white resin-like substance. In 1990, beni-otome was designated as a Kagoshima recommended variety.
Jukaku hot spring water
Sakurajima is one of Japan’s most active volcanoes.
Looking up to it, is the city of Tarumizu where jukaku water gushes forth from 800m underground. It contains 8.89ppb (parts per billion) of water-soluble germanium which is a hundred times more than the average.
Water-soluble germanium can also be found in plants such as ginseng, reishi mushrooms, polypores, or garlic and has been used for the longest time to maintain health. Natural alkaline ionized water, jukaku, is also rich in natural minerals and is known to have excellent penetrating and extracting power due to its unusually small molecular structure.