Aka Mao Potato Imo Shochu
Aka Mao, or Red Devil, is a high-quality white koji based sweet potato shochu that has been matured in an earthen pot for one year, giving it a sweet, mellow flavor. As it enters, full aroma of baked sweet potato spreads nicely. Rich Umami and sweetness of sweet potato lingers on to the finish. A well-balanced shochu this Red Devil can be enjoyed with hot water, or with a touch of water and ice to mellow it out if it being paired with food.
Sweet Potato Shochu
One Word to Describe This Sake Brew
Sipping beverage enjoyed alone, steak & potatoes
WINE: Rich reds and whites
BEER: Pilsners, Ales
Distilled from 83% sweet potato and 17% rice; and white koji
Sake Meter Value
Sweet or Dry
Chilled, with hot water
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Tastes like plain old sake to me. But then I don’t have a very sophisticated palate.
I have not tried it yet. I would like it to age a bit longer and then try it.