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Discover Shochu: Distillery Visit and Introduction

Discover Japan’s most popular domestic spirit, shochu, in the second part of this webinar series exploring the world of Japanese drinks from Japan House and the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association.

Shochu is a distilled spirit known for its regional varieties and wide array of flavours and aromas, imparted by diverse base ingredients including sweet potatoes, barley, rice, buckwheat and brown sugar.

Following a talk on the distinctive qualities of shochu by certified shochu expert and author of The Shochu Handbook, Christopher Pellgrini, attendees are transported to Japan’s southern Kagoshima prefecture to receive a virtual tour of Komasa distillery (Komasa Jyozo Co., Ltd.), a shochu distillery with over 130 years of distilling history.

Stephen Lyman, author of The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks, leads the distillery tour, joining the Chief Distiller in conversation to discuss the complex craftsmanship of shochu making.

There will be an opportunity for guests to ask questions to the speakers during this live online event.
11:00-12:00 GMT

Bookings Essential; Admission Free. Please note that bookings will close one hour before the event.

Guests must be 18 years or older to participate in this event.
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Wed 27 Jan 2021
Contact telephone: 020 3972 7100 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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