Nankai Shochu


What is Shochu?

Shochu is a Japanese distilled spirit made typically from barley, sweet potato, or in our case, sugarcane.

Shochu is single-distilled, preserving the natural flavors and aromas of the ingredients. Most spirits are distilled at least twice, losing flavor with each pass. 

In Japan, shochu outsells sake by double. This is for many reasons including having no sugar or carbs. It also has fewer calories per serving size than sake, wine, beer or 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.


24% ABV Vacuum-Distilled Shochu
Ultra Low Calories
No Carbs, Sugar, or Gluten
Perfect Introduction to Shochu


43% ABV Premium Blended Shochu
Finished in American and French Oak Casks
No Carbs, Sugar, or Gluten
Perfect for Japanese Whisky Fans

enjoying Nankai

Our MIssion

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.

Our mission is to introduce the beauty of shochu to a new audience through easy-to-drink shochus like Nankai Shochu or complex, whiskey-like shochus like Nankai Gold.

We hope you join us on this journey.

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