Not only sesame lovers will have their true pleasure with this Shochu: The Beniotome 101 is made with over 20% white sesame and is wonderfully soft. This comes from the long-term storage in steel tanks. The sesame note is used discreetly, yet the aroma is very intense. A Shochu, which is a great companion in many situations, whether in food pairing or in cocktails.
Manufacturer Beniotome is located in the city of Kurume in the Fukuoka prefecture on Kyūshū. In 1978, the world's first distillate from sesame was produced here. The inventor of sesame shochu was the then 65-year-old Haruno Hayashida, who, as the wife of a sake brewer, had actually had nothing to do with the production of shochu until then. After many attempts, she finally succeeded in creating the intense and complex taste of a sesame shochu and became a pioneer in this field.
Beniotome 101 is a very special product, as it is both the evolution and the confident work based on the technology and experience of the company's previous sesame shochu range. The combination of white sesame, barley as well as white rice koji, as well as the over three years of aging in steel tanks, make the taste of Beniotome 101 so delicious, complex and exciting. With its 25% vol. it is very light and pleasant to drink. Due to the fine sesame note, this Shochu goes particularly well with food, such as grilled or fried fish, roasted meat, but also with spicy dishes and sweet desserts.
Beniotome's sesame shochus have won many awards, such as the Best Gold Award at the Monde Selection 2009. For many years, the iTQi (International Taste and Quality Institute) has awarded Beniotome Shochus for their consistently good quality. At the Craft Spirits Awards 2021 in Berlin, the Beniotome 101 won bronze in the shochu category.
The Beniotome 101 can be enjoyed straight or on the rocks, but also extended with soda. Due to its beautiful sesame note it is an exciting ingredient for cocktails.
Net quantity: 720 ml
Alk.: 25% vol
Dispensed only to persons of full age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
About Beniotome Shuzo Co. LTD
Beniotome Shuzo Co LTD was established in 1977 in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture. Kurume City is surrounded by the longest river in the north Kyūshūs, the Chikugo River. The whole area is blessed with extremely fertile fields. The Beniotome distillery is located at the foot of Mount Mino. In addition to eight storerooms where the shochu is fermented and stored, there is also a guest house where the spirit can be tasted. Beniotome is known throughout the country for its Goma Shochu, yet it is a small operation and the Sesame Shochus is 100 percent Craft Spirits.