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Makoto-zake by Komasa Jozo
A Representative of Sweet Potato Shochu
Date:19, Oct, 2012
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Honestly to say, it seems that the more Japanese breweries grow, the more mediocre their sake products become although major brewing companies are hated.


Makoto-zake
Volume: 1800 ml
Alcohol: 25
Ingredients: Sweet potato
Rice-malt
Distilling System:
Atmospheric Distillation
Price: Open

The larger scales of companies become, the larger their production quantities must get. Trying to manage it at a certain quality as possible, they cannot help making it kind of mediocre. It often happens that a good sake brewery grows larger and the taste of their sake goes down, that seems to be almost by their gigantic system, too.

Can Major breweries brew nothing but common sake? The answer is no. We are introducing Makoto-zake, sweet potato shochu here. Komasa Jozo co., ltd. has brewed the shochu and about 130 people work in the company. It shows us Komasa Jozo is a large brewery. But the shochu is really wonderful, telling you what the true sweet potato shochu is.

Makoto-zake is made from rice-malt and a sort of sweet potato Kogane-sengan developed by Sakai Kenkichi who had loved shochu more than his meat and drink. After distilled in a horizontal-typed pot still originally owned by them, it gets mellow in some traditional unglazed earthenware pots. To the fullest, they curb filtration and make full use of the taste of ingredients. So it is just the shochu for you if you like to know true sweet potato shochu or like to have real sweet potato shochu.

It lies not at all alcohol drink stores because they restrict places to sell. So it might be a few difficult to find. However, they sell at some online stores on the web and please search for Makoto-zake when it is good. By the way, it is not so difficult to have the shochu on the side of price.





 

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