It’s not sake or vodka. Shochu is a Japanese distilled spirit in a category all its own. It is typically made from sweet potato, rice, barley, or brown sugar.
Shochu uniquely uses “koji” mold in the fermentation process, making it different from other distilled spirits like vodka or whiskey.
Nankai Shochu is vacuum-distilled and carefully aged. The result makes Nankai crisp, fragrant, and easier to drink than traditional shochus made from sweet potato or barley.
Through the magic of distillation, there is NO SUGAR and NO CARBS in the final product, even if it is made from sugarcane. And we absolutely do not add any additional sugars.
Nankai Shochu is distilled from 80% sugarcane and 20% rice, both of which are naturally gluten-free. And, Nankai Shochu is all-natural without additives or flavorings.
Drinking shochu stimulates urokinase enzymes (1.5x more than red wine) in the body that break up blood clots, reducing the risk of heart disease and strokes.
Yes, this icon doesn't match the set, but we're pretty proud of our awards: Gold Medal 2018 LA Spirits Competition and Double Gold Medal SIP Awards. We think you'll agree with the judges.
Nankai Shochu is single-distilled in a vacuum still, resulting in a clean, delicious, and fragrant drink. With soft notes of pear and a creamy mouthfeel, enjoy it chilled or on the rocks.
Nankai mixes wonderfully in cocktails and can even be a low calorie substitute for vodka, gin, or tequila.
Nankai Shochu’s subtly sweet fragrance but clean taste can draw out the original food flavors of a dish.
Fresh seafood, grilled meat, pastas, and cheeses are just some of our favorite pairings.
Visit some of our restaurant partners to discover new and dazzling ways to pair Nankai with great food.