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Chuko Awamori Distillery

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19. December. 2019

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A visit to Okinawa is not truly complete until you sample awamori, the island’s famous local liquor and there’s no better place to do so than at Chuko Distillery. Awamori is produced from long grain indica rice, but unlike sake it’s not brewed, but rather distilled, similar to the more commonly found Japanese liquor shochu. However separating itself from mainland Japan’s shochu, awamori is produced with different ingredients and via different method which gives the liquor its own unique aroma and a distinctive taste. In its aged form awamori is known as kusu. When aged for more than three years after its initial distillation the richer the aroma and taste become, similar to a fine wine. Out of all the distilled liquors in Japan, it is only awamori that has this culture of maturation.

Chuko Awamori Distillery in Okinawa

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