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Learning About Shochu:
How should shochu be stored?


Like Japanese sake or wine, shochu is also best stored out of direct sunlight in order to preserve the fine taste for a much longer period of time. Shochu is usually stored for a period of time.

The first 3 to 6 months will eliminate the component that imparts a somewhat gassy smell. After 6 months to 3 years, the quality of the shochu will be mild since various aroma components will result from reduced chemical reaction.

After 3 years, the shochu will have a unique flavor because the aroma component is condensed. This so-called "aged shochu" is very often stored in a kame or pottery cask. Placing the shochu into the kame makes the shochu taste mild because of the many pores on the surface of the container.


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