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• What’s the difference between Shochu & Sake? Find out here

What’s the difference between Shochu & Sake? Find out here

What is Shochu? Shochu is a Japanese traditional hard liquor, distilled spirits made from grains and vegetables. The most common base ingredients are sweet potato, barley, rice, buckwheat and sugar cane. How is Shochu different from Nihonshu (Sake) ? “Sake” is a general term for alcohol beverages in Japan. However Nihonshu (Seishu) is commonly referred […]