Maewari Shochu and Kuro Joka Culture Featuring Tensei Distillery.Only 10 seats available!
Shochu and awamori distilleries have started bottling lower-proof drinks recently in an effort to win over diners that like drinks that complement their meal. But no matter how new these drinks sound, shochu has been served at lower alcohol percentages for centuries. The name of this serving style is maewari, shochu that is pre-mixed with local spring water to create a balanced and delicious drink between 12-15%. And if we dig back into Kagoshima history, you’ll find that there’s a tradition of using small kettles called joka to heat maewari over a flame and bring out its warm sweetness.
At this exclusive event, Tensei Distillery’s Takaya-san will host his second event at OnJapan CAFÉ and teach guests about this fascinating aspect of shochu drinking culture. He will be joined by local shochu expert, Christopher Pellegrini, as they lead a tasting that will include a light meal prepared by the café’s excellent kitchen.
Only 10 guests will be seated for this maewari tasting. Tickets are ￥5,000 and include a small bottle of Tensei shochu.
■Lecturers: Soichiro Takaya (Tensei Distillery),
Christopher Pellegrini (Certified Shochu Sommelier)
■Language: English & Japanese
■Limited to: 10 people (first-come, first-served basis)
■Charge: 5,000 JPY per person (including a 180ml bottle of shochu from Tensei Distillery)
JPY 5,000Per Person