This shochu is something very special: The Kofukuro Shochu is made from roasted barley and roasted barley koji (Mugi Shochu). This is unique in this form, and you can taste it. Manufacturer Kenjou Co. Ltd has patented its special production method. The Kofukuro has the finest notes of coffee and chocolate, paired with light roasted aromas. A shochu that delights with every sip.
The Kenjou Shuzo distillery is located in Tachiarai, Fukuoka Prefecture. Fukuoka is the second largest barley producer in Japan after neighboring Saga Prefecture. The barley is particularly aromatic due to the extremely fertile soil and proximity to the active volcanoes on Kyushu.
The raw material for Kofukuro Shochu, which translates as "little owl", is exclusively roasted barley. Roasted barley is also used for fermentation in the form of roasted barley koji. Through very slow fermentation and atmospheric distillation, a shochu is created that has a beautiful barley scent and is very flavourful. There is no other company in Japan that makes shochu with roasted barley and roasted barley koji. Kenjou has patented this special method (patent no. 6099110) and is a pioneer in this field.
The Kofukuro Shochu has an elegant chocolate aroma that is paired with subtle coffee notes. It has a full body and provides a very pleasant mouthfeel. The Kofukuro is wonderful to enjoy neat, but also on the rocks. Due to its exciting aromas, it goes particularly well in food pairings with desserts, but also with dark meat and vegetables. As an ingredient for cocktails, it brings fantastic roasted aromas into the glass and can easily replace a liqueur. And, as is usual with Shochu, without artificial additives or even residual sugar. This makes Shochu the lowest-calorie spirit in the world.
Net quantity: 720 ml
Alk.: 25% vol
Dispensed only to persons of full age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
About Kenjou Shuzo
Kenjou Shuzo is located in Tachiarai , Fukuoka Prefecture. The distillery is located in the catchment area of the Chikugo River. The water with which the prefecture is blessed is particularly mild and pure here. The distilleries in Fukuoka have high-quality barley grown on fertile plains. In addition, this is one of the leading carrot-growing areas in Japan, and Kenjou is also known for its carrot shochu throughout the country. In terms of barley shochu, the company has truly pioneered its patented method of using roasted barley shochu and koji to develop shochus that are distinctive and unique in taste. The patent for roasted barley koji is patent No. 6099110.