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Makiba no Yume
Milk Shochu with Geothermal Water
Date:30, Jun, 2015
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Kumamoto prefecture is one of Japan's foremost agricultural power places. Their raw milk, tomatoes, tangerines and the like are always within high class of the ranking by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. (According to the output)

Namely, milk is one of special products in Kumamoto. So there is a shochu product using the milk from Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto. It is “Makiba no Yume” (Farm’s Dreams) which has been produced by Yamatoichi Shuzo-moto since 1999.


Hotoyushi, Kumamoto JAPAN

Shochu that uses milk might be not so popular, but it is not anything weird. Shochu belongs to a kind of distilled liquor. There is brandy as a distilled beverage which is made from apples and grapes. Shochu can also be made from various ingredients, not just wheat and rice. It is allowed you use milk, groundnuts, cactus and others if authorized.


Makiba no Yume

Price: 1,715 JPN (tax in) / 720 ml
Alcohol: 25
Distilling under Reduced Pressure
Made from Milk, Rice,
Malted Rice (White)
Now, you must have understood that it is legal and common to use milk for making shochu. The rare point of “Makiba no Yume” is having alkalescent geothermal water which has welled up at their warehouse field. It is said they use the alkalescent water because they hope the drinkers get healthier with “Makiba no Yume” feeling misgivings about the recent situation Japan’s food culture has been westernized and we Japanese tend to have a lot of acid dishes like meat, saccharides and so on.

It gives you a slight smell of milk and is so smooth to drink. I hope you try once. I recommend you have a cup diluted with water or on the rocks.


Yamatoichi Shuzo-moto Official Website (Japanese)







 

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