Shogashu (Ginger Sake)
Our winter favorite. The ginger sake is made by mixing domestically produced ginger with a base of sake made at the brewery. The ginger from the Kochi and Wakayama prefectures is carefully squeezed by hand, resulting in a punchy spiciness that also can be found in Ginger Beer. The refreshing delight can be enjoyed with soda, hot water or warmed up - especially recommended for the colder months of the year.
|Ingredients||Fresh ginger (Kochi, Wakayama), sake, sugar|
A punchy ginger nose that really reminds of Ginger Ale. Exciting and refreshing spiciness with some delight sweetness. Best enjoyed chilled over ice, or for the cold winter months drunk hot.
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On The Rocks
Good for Cocktails
Wakayama's fruit are so famous within Japan that the area is known as the 'Fruit Kingdom'. Fittingly, Umeshu (Japanese plum wine) from Wakayama is the only one fitted with a GI (protected geographical indication) from the Japanese government. But citrus fruit from the area are just as famous and include many varieties that are not available abroad. These fruit sakes are radically different from western 'liqueurs', which are often sickly sweet. Japanese fruit sake are fresh, lively and well balanced. They are superb on the rocks on a warm summer day and delicious with soda as an aperitif.