Land of Plenty
A classic rice shochu from the Kyushu heartland. Exceptionally smooth and mellow, Toyonaga has a sweet meadowland flavor, reminiscent of Speyside single malts.
Toyonaga Distilling Company
The Hitoyoshi plateau in Kumamoto Prefecture, blessed with ideal conditions for rice cultivation, has been a shochu center for over five hundred years. Here, in the town of Yunomae near the headwaters of the Kuma River, Shiro Toyonaga and his fellow workers produce a rice shochu like no other, gently fragrant, elegantly smooth and with a sweet meadowland flavor reminiscent of Speyside single malts. Uses 100% organic rice.
Classification: Rice Shochu
Rice variety: Yamadanishiki, Saikai No.134
At 48 proof, Toyonaga can be sipped straight but is usually blended at a 6:4 ratio with water. Equally delicious warmed, at room temperature or over ice.