The Uruwashiki Furusato Legend is an Awamori, which is carefully produced with traditional techniques and atmospheric distillation and then matured over three years in steel tanks (Kusu Awamori). This provides a very round taste with a uniquely mild aroma. Awamori is Okinawa's traditional spirit and has a history of over 600 years. It is always made from (Thai) rice and black koji.
The Uruwashiki Furusato Legend Awamori is produced by Nakijin Shuzo. Nakijin Shuzo is one of the few Awamori distilleries that has chosen its company name after the town where the distillery is located. The Nakijin area is blessed with particularly high-quality water. Furusato Legend Awamori is one of the representative brands of Nakijin Shuzo. Uruwashiki Furusato means something like "beauty of the hometown".
This Awamori consists of 60% aged (Kusu) and 40% freshly distilled Awamori and is blended. Freshly distilled Awamori has an intense spiciness, the older it gets, the richer and deeper the taste becomes. Furusato Legend is produced by atmospheric distillation. In addition to its mild aroma, it is characterized by a full and slightly sweet taste. Paired with the very fine umami notes of black koji, it is intense and deep, but with its 25% vol still very gentle and mild.
The Uruwashiki Furusato Legend Awamori goes very well in food pairing with fish, (fatty) meat as well as fried food. It can be extended purely, on the rocks, with soda or cold water.
Net quantity: 720 ml
Alk.: 25% vol
Dispensed only to persons of full age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
About Nakijin Shuzo
Nakijin Shuzo was founded in 1948 in the village of Nakijin in the northern part of the main island of Okinawa. There are around 50 distilleries in Okinawa Prefecture, but Nakijin Shuzo is one of the few that also uses the name of the village as the name of the distillery. The area where the distillery is located is blessed with abundant high-quality water, and the awamoris produced there are highly regarded in Japan and abroad. The distillery is located at the foot of the Nakijin Castle World Heritage Site.
The company is much concerned with the various ways of storing Awamori. In particular, they focus on making "old Awamori" (Kusu) that is aged for over three years. This includes aging in clay pots, wooden barrels, and stainless steel tanks.