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Nankai Shochu

DISCOVER SHOCHU

All-Natural

No CARBS

No sugar

no gluten

Ultra Low Calories

Our distillery on Amami island was the first to vacuum-distill
kokuto, or “black sugar,” shochu. This unique process created a clean, smooth,
and highly enjoyable spirit that pairs well with food.

With the highest ratio of black sugar (80%) to rice (20%) among kokuto shochus,
Nankai is sweetly fragrant with hints of pear and a delicate finish.

Enjoy this japanese spirit on the rocks or discover its amazing versatility in cocktails.

What is vaccum-distillation?

Vacuum-distillation is an alternate method to atmospheric distillation, which boils alcohol at 173° F.

Vacuum-distillation uses a low pressure vacuum to lower the boiling point of alcohol to roughly 113° F. 

This is much gentler on the moromi (mash) and the result is a more refined spirit.

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Vacuum-Distilled

Nankai Shochu is vacuum-distilled and carefully aged. The result makes Nankai clean, fragrant, and easier to drink than traditional shochus made from sweet potato or barley.

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Zero Sugar/CARBS

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.

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Gluten-Free

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.

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ULTRA Low Calories

Shochu has lower calories than vodka or sake. 1 ounce of shochu has about 15-20 calories versus 60 calories for vodka and 40 for sake. Source: SF Gate.

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Heart Benefits

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.

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Tastes Great

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.

how to enjoy nankai

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 on the rocks or as a highball.

Nankai also enhances other flavors wonderfully in cocktails and can even be a low calorie substitute for vodka, gin, or tequila.

Food pairing

Nankai Food Pairing

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.

 

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If you're 21 and over,
we invite you to discover the beauty of shochu.