The name Akamaoh, or Red Devil, coupled with the black label over black bottle would suggest a full bodied sweet potato shochu that would give you the deep funk that Japanese often refer to as "imo kusai" (smelly sweet potatoes). However, Akamaoh, may have a devilish name for a completely different reason. It's so easy drinking, it's dangerous in a "devil made me do it way."
Vast shochu selection at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, NJ. Easily the largest shochu selection I’ve seen outside of Japan. Really impressive selection.
What to choose?!
I came home with:
Gyokuro – a green tea shochu ($28.99)
Jinkoo – a mugi (barley) shochu from the same distiller ($28.99)
Kagemusha – an imo (sweet potato) shochu ($19.99)
Akanone Ninjin – a carrot shochu ($34.99)
Toki No Kokuin – a rice shochu ($24.99)
Enma – a mugi shochu ($29.99)
Akamaoh – an imo shochu ($24.99)
This represents just a small portion of their selection. I see many, many trips back to Mitsuwa in my future.… Read More “Mitsuwa Shochu Aisle”