Discover the perfect union of tradition and innovation through Asakura Barrel Aged Shochu Sherry Cask Finish, a Japanese gem originating from a small distillery nestled in Kyushu, Japan. This remarkable spirit adds an enchanting twist to the world of shochu, inviting you to relish a harmonious symphony of flavors and fragrances.
Crafted from pure barley shochu, this exceptional elixir embarks on a six-year journey of maturation within American oak barrels previously graced with shochu’s presence. Subsequently, it is nurtured in ex-Manzanilla and ex-Oloroso casks. After a year of this meticulous process, the contents of these diverse sherry casks are thoughtfully blended and elegantly bottled. The outcome is a shochu boasting a captivating aroma that melds the intriguing essence of Oloroso and Manzanilla barrels with a delicate and light finish. A truly distinctive blend of casks and complexity, this exceptional libation is certain to satisfy your curiosity and captivate your palate.
As you approach the glass, you’ll be welcomed by an enticing fragrance interweaving sherry and oak. Cedar leaf, Meyer lemon, orange zest, and a hint of cinnamon converge to create a beguiling and intricate bouquet. On the palate, it unfolds with an airy, multi-layered character, offering notes of stewed figs, Nashi pear, a touch of ruby red grapefruit, dragonfruit, dried apricots, and subtly toasted hazelnuts. This delicious and intricate array of flavors concludes with a delightfully gentle and dry finish, making it the perfect aperitif to tantalize your palate.