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Sweet Potato Shochu, 'Kiroku - Memory', Kuroki Honten Distillery

Since 1885, Kuroki Honten has devoted itself to the art of shochu-making, which comes from a genuine passion to make refined shochu and a dedication to protect and pass down the local tradition and culture of shochu to the next generation. Kuroki Honten’s shochu-making starts with farming. They cultivate the land, sow the seeds, grow and harvest the crop, and even recycle the waste from shochu production as organic fertilizers. The base materials for the Kuroki Honten shochu are sweet potato, barley, and rice made with koji and the pure water of Kyushu Island.

Miyazaki Prefecture
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Tasting Notes

Made from “Kogane Sengan” sweet potatoes grown in the distiller’s own field and from their own  handcrafted black koji. Distilled at normal pressure then aged for three years in kame (large porcelain pots) which draws out a very strong, thick aroma aroma, mellow taste of sweet potato and black tea and a fragrant and complex finish. Mixing with room temperature water enriches the flavor, releasing the sweet, slightly roasted character of the potato. Mixing with hot water mellows the flavor and creates a well-balanced, rounded taste.

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