The Organic Kariu is a shochu made from barley (mugi) that comes entirely from organic farming. Certified is this organic barley by the QAI Japan, the official certification body for organic cereals in Japan. Kariu Shochu has a nice complexity and an elegant barley note that pairs with a nice fruitiness. A very special shochu for many walks of life that is also extremely refreshing.
Organic Kariu Shochu is produced by Bungo Meijyo in Saiki, Oita Prefecture. It is a "complete" barley shochu, which means that barley in the form of barley koji is also used for fermentation. The barley is certified organic by QAI, Japan's official certification body for organic cereals. It is produced with white koji and by vacuum distillation. The water for Bungo Meijyo's shochu production comes from the Banjo River in Oita, which is considered one of the clearest rivers on Kyushu.
The Organic Kariu Shochu captivates with its elegant barley note and is very mild and soft. The elegant barley flavor in combination with the beautiful fruit notes make it a wonderful food companion. It goes well in food pairing with white meat and fish, but also with light pasta dishes or vegetables. It can be enjoyed straight or on the rocks, as well as in light 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 Bungo Meijyo
Bungo Meijyo was founded in 1919 as "Kariu Sake Brewery" in Saiki, Oita Prefecture. The prefecture was originally an area where sake production flourished. Initially founded as a sake brewery, however, the company's focus shifted from sake to shochu due to the big shochu boom in Japan. Especially during the big trend of barley shochu in the 1975s, Bungo Meijyo focused on the production of mugi shochu. The barley for the company's shochus is grown entirely in Oita Prefecture. Bungo has a deep connection to agriculture. The water for shochu production comes from the Banjo River in Oita, considered one of the clearest rivers on Kyushu. The craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation since the company was founded are essential to shochu production. Bungo Meijyo makes excellent shochus, being both innovative and traditional.