What is Shochu?
Shochu is a Japanese distilled spirit made typically from barley, sweet potato, or as in our case, sugarcane.
Shochu is single-distilled, retaining all the natural flavors and aromas of the ingredients. Other spirits are distilled at least twice, losing flavor with each pass.
In Japan, shochu as a category outsells sake by double because it has no sugar, carbs, or gluten. It also has roughly 50% fewer calories than sake and 70% fewer calories than vodka.
Discover shochu, the original craft spirit of Japan.
From amami, japan
NANKAI, which translates to the”South Sea,” is an homage to Amami, an island paradise off the southwestern coast of Japan.
Amami is where our exquisite kokuto, or “black sugar,” shochu has been handcrafted from premium sugarcane and rice using classic and modern techniques for over 60 years.
Much attention is rightfully given to Japan’s whiskey industry, but shochu is the national spirit.
Despite shochu’s health benefits, versatility, and complexity, it is still virtually unknown to most in the U.S. We’re here to change that.
We hope you join us on this journey.