Tombo Shochu Soju
a full-bodied shochu made from barley and white koji (a mold enzyme that is also used in making sake) is smoothe, supple and charmingly fruit-forward, with notes of plum, melon and banana. Add a drop of water and the spirit mellows out and opens up with lovely vanilla notes emerging.
Soju is distilled, vodka-like, rice liquor with high potency and often flavored similarly. It is smooth and clean in taste, which makes it easy to drink in combination with various Korean dishes. The main ingredient of soju is rice, almost always in combination with other ingredients such as wheat, barley, or sweet potatoes. Soju is clear-colored and typically varies in alcohol content from 10% to 25% proof. It was first known to have been distilled around 1300 A.D.