Shochu is the easy-drinking spirit you didn't know you were missing in your life. Discover the diverse taste profiles of Japan's most popular liquor, the ideal beverage for sipping, mixing or pairing with food. Shochu sommelier Stephen Lyman, founder and editor of Kampai.US, takes us on a journey to trace shochu's history from its humble beginnings in the farms of southern Japan to the award-winning drink celebrated in Japan and around the world today. Whether you're a shochu novice or seasoned aficionado, this talk will open your eyes to a new world of flavor possibilities.
Followed by a shochu tasting reception featuring 20 different varieties of shochu. Co-organized by Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association.