Detailled tasting notes: this version of the Chingu shochu series is made from a blend of one third Nikomaru rice produced in Iki and two thirds of a mixture of two types of barley: a "two-row" barley from Iki Island and a "six-row" barley from Nagasaki. Black Koji is used this time, before normal pressure distillation. Chingu Kuro is then matured for several months in enamelled stainless steel tanks. On tasting, we discover a shochu with a rich, savoury flavour that wonderfully expresses the depth of the barley.
Tasting advice: To be eaten as is or even better, as oyuwari, with hot water.