Hi, could anybody from Japan assist here please.

Aug 31, 2022,09:06 AM

My wife and I got a present from our Japanese friends. A lovely bottle of what seems to be 25 % alcohol content liqueur. We tried to find any information on it and if there are any specific way we could drink that ( I know it may seems funny) so we can enjoy it as it was designed. Could anyone from our Japanese members or anyone else who knows it be kind and give us some advice. Thanks!

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 By: Ajas : September 2nd, 2022-06:16

Am too old to learn.

 By: Ping.Timeout : September 2nd, 2022-08:07

Hahaha. You’re right 👏

 By: Ping.Timeout : September 2nd, 2022-08:30

Just checked. Does not exist in database 🙄

 By: Ajas : August 31st, 2022-11:07
Will probably chill half and warm another half and see how it goes 😆


 By: Ping.Timeout : September 2nd, 2022-02:38

I used picture search

 By: dedestexhes : August 31st, 2022-10:58
Suppose this website can help, some serving tips. Just an age check to do to enter. Dirk

Great idea. Thanks

 By: Ajas : August 31st, 2022-11:01

Try this link

 By: Arronax : August 31st, 2022-11:55

Hi Ajas, here's a link to the maker's site that you might find useful and informative....

 By: pkonos : August 31st, 2022-13:38
www.kirishima-global.com You'll find your bottle of shochu listed under "Aka Kirishima." Enjoy!

Thank you very much my friend!

 By: Ajas : August 31st, 2022-14:37

You're welcome, very best regards from Tokyo.

 By: pkonos : September 1st, 2022-01:53
There's also a fairly comprehensive entry re shochu on Wikipedia, in case you want a little more info/background: en.wikipedia.org

 By: Ajas : September 1st, 2022-02:06
Thank you my friend. appreciate respond! I looked at web and it looks like it goes well with almost everything. We have Isetan here in KL and I will try to find Hoppy drink to make some mixers. Hope it will go well

That is a bottle…

 By: Musashi83 : August 31st, 2022-20:25
of sweet potato Shochu, it is a Japanese distilled beverage. It is made in Kyushu Japan. You can drink it a number of way: straight, with ice, room temperature or chilled. Some people think of Shochu as a Japanese version of vodka.

You’re welcome..

 By: Musashi83 : August 31st, 2022-22:43
I have been drinking Shochu for awhile and find it very tasty. If you like it there are other varieties to try. Such as Shochu made from rice, carrot, and barley.

Thank you very much

 By: Ajas : September 1st, 2022-00:46

Have you opened it and smelled and tasted yet?

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 1st, 2022-14:13
Shochu has a very distinctive aroma and taste. Maybe you found out already. The sweet potato kind, i.e., the kind gifted to you, has a stronger smell than that distilled from barley, for example. But maybe the purple sweet potato variety like yours might ... 

We are going to open it tonight in fact. Week days and evenings are quite busy for us ( work, kids, chores, homework check, ect..) , so Friday evening is a day where we have a time to slow down, sit and both enjoy the drink.

 By: Ajas : September 2nd, 2022-03:01
I will definitely try one with orange , soda and ice. Tried to find Hoppy in KL , but local Isetan does not have it on stock. Living over 30 years in Japan must have give you an opportunity to try many many things. Just few days back my 10 year sold son a...  

Great to hear. Enjoy and have a great weekend

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 2nd, 2022-05:12
Those kara-age look professionally made and delicious. It will be nice when you can again travel to Japan. I have tasted lots of things, most of which I like, but there are somethings that still aren't for me. Fun to try, nevertheless.

Thanks everyone for recommendations!

 By: Ajas : September 2nd, 2022-11:11
As weekend offially started here in KL we opened it and enjoying with ice, soda and orange. Smell is distinct, but tastes good. Have a good weekend everyone ...