Shizuoka Shochu Tasting 4-5: Fujinishiki-Imonii
Here is another high-quality shochu brewed by Fujinishki Brewery/Distillery in Shibakawa cho, Fuji Gun in the eastern part of Shizuoka Ken.
Although this is a shochu made from imo/tuber, instead of the strong yam (imo) smell such shochu are usually associated with, its aroma is more ricey, probably due to the use of rice yeast.
As for the taste, it is surprisingly complex, almost sweet with a short life on the palate, but refreshly strong as it reaches the back of the mouth. I tasted it straight and did not overwhelmed by the standard 25 degrees of alcohol.
Particularly goes well with cheese and fruit. Would recommend it straight in small sips!