SG Shochu

Barley Shochu 'Mugi'

Barley Shochu 'Mugi'

Barley Shochu Mugi SG Shochu
  • Barley shochu produced in the Oita Prefecture of Japan by Sanwa Shurui in collaboration with SG Shochu
  • Distilled from 100% Barley
  • Saccharification is done with white koji (propagated on barley)
  • Blend of shochu distilled once on a stainless steel pot still using either atmospheric or vacuum-distillation
  • Blend consists of five types of barley shochu genshu (undiluted shochu), each with a different koji ratio, distillation pressure, and aging method
  • MUGI combines unaged barley shochu with shochu matured in a combination of American oak barrels, ex-sherry butts, and stainless steel
  • Delicate aromas of sweet, toasted cereal, fresh parsley, and roasted carrot lead to a palate of green peppercorn and fresh, buttered poppyseed rolls. Toasted cereal returns on the finish along with white flowers and a touch of mushroom umami
  • Gold Medal Winner at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 40% ABV

The variety of methods used to age the components of MUGI result in a rich and dimensional shochu that intuitively lends itself to interpretations of whiskey or brandy-based cocktails, but don’t stop there—this versatile shochu can substitute or pair with aged rum, genever, or Old Tom gin and beautifully complements fruit eaux-de-vie. For a food pairing, try MUGI with roasted meats and hot pots.


Spirit Type:
Shochu / Soju
Spirit Sub Type:
Mugi (Barley)

Sizes Available

Full Bottle JP-XSG-02-NV 6/750ml