Since Yasatei Restaurant has Doman rice shochu on its list I took the opportunity the other day to conduct a tasting while enjoying the food!
“Doman” is the name of a (very expensive) crab solely found in salt water Hamana Lake in Hamamatsu City.
It is brewed by Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery which also brews (mainly) sake and beer, and also liquors!
Doman is a rice shochu made with the best sakekasu/white lees of the Brewery by their brewmaster who is a lady!
To help with the tasting I ordered some Shizuoka-grown tomatoes!
The red tomato is “Ameera” variety celebrated for its sweetness. The orange tomato is a variety grown organically by Shizen no Chikara Farm!
Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery: Doman Rice shochu
Ingredients: Rice, white lees, Shizuoka Yeast, water
Alcohol: 28 degrees
Clarity: Very clear
Aroma: Fruity. Custard
Taste: Starts with a soft attack to amplify into a warm pleasant invasion of the palate.
Complex. Fruity and dry. Custard.
Stays dry all the time although taste tends to fluctuate into sophisticated notes of coffee beans.
Marries well with food, especially vegetables salads.
Overall: A very pleasant shochu which does not need to be mixed with anything else.
Best appreciated poured above plenty of ice in a large glass!
Marries so well with vegetables!
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