Takara "Ikkomon" Aka Imo 100% Sweet Potato Honkaku Shochu 25% 全量芋焼酎「一刻者」<赤>


BENIIKKO is a honkaku shochu made with 100% Beni Satsuma, a popular sweet potato varietal in Kagoshima prefecture.


Beni Satsuma is sweet, and delicious, and has a light red skin colour (Beni means red in Japanese). Shochu made from this varietal is known for its floral aroma and silky sweet flavours. While many imo shochu are brewed with rice koji, BENIIKKO is brewed with 100% imo from start to finish. Propagating superior quality imo koji is a modern feat, made possible by TAKARA’s inimitable use of patented technology and constant drive to innovate. The resulting product is BENIIKKO, an authentic imo shochu that emanates the bounty of the sweet potato.


BENKIKO is 100% imo (sweet potato), single-distillation Shochu. This process allows for great complexity and more influences from the source material. From nose to palate, from beginning through lengthy finish, this shochu shows the flavour of well-salted, red-skinned potatoes that were gently boiled in water and a dash of vinegar until dry, then broken up with a fork until fluffy.

Recommended Temperature:

Room temperature or slightly chilled or, to emphasize the savory aspects, warm.

Service Recommendations:

Neat, or with a few drops of water, in a rocks glass.


Warm: Using warm water increases the savouriness and reduces the fruit. For the warm preparation, heat water to 175˚F (80˚C). Pour in a ratio of 4 parts shochu to 6 parts hot water, or 5:5 for a richer mix. Always pour hot water first, let set to temper the cup, and add shochu last, aiming for an ideal mixed temperature of 100˚F-115˚F (40˚C-45˚C). If you pour shochu first and add hot water on top of shochu, it would dissipate or damage the delicate flavour nuances of shochu, and could cause bitterness.


Food Pairing Suggestions:
Try it with grilled squid, smoked oyster, cured fish, roast pork, schnitzel, grilled bratwurst or fish and chips.


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Takara "Ikkomon" Aka Imo 100% Sweet Potato Honkaku Shochu 25% 全量芋焼酎「一刻者」<赤>

No. of Bottles
    • All prices are inclusive of UK-VAT (20%)
    • Shochu Type: Imo Shochu (Sweet Potato Shochu)
    • Classification: Honkaku
    • ABV: 25%
    • Volume: 500ml
    • Region: Kagoshima


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