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f-1. Is Shochu a type of sake?

No, it’s a distilled drink made of either a single grain, mixed grains or vegetables. Shochu made with mixed grains is called Korui Shochu. Its multiple distillations gives it its clean taste. Honkaku Shochu is made by a single distillation, and thus it retains the flavor of its original ingredients, such as rice, barley, buckwheat, or sweet potatoes. These two premium types of Shochu, are produced for the most part on Kyushu island in southern Japan. (see our Shochu selections)


f-2. Is Soju a type of sake?

No, it’s a distilled drink made of grains, originating in Korea and used as cocktail base in some areas of
America. It is found particularly in restaurants and bars not having state hard liquor licenses.


   
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