Honkaku Shochu made with mugi (barley).
Selected barley is processed into shochu, then matured for more than 4 years in oak barrel to bring out the deep and mellow flavours hidden within this shochu. Rich aroma and smooth flavour. Gokoo was served at JAL business class lounge from 2003 to 2013.
Produced by Kitaya Brewery, Fukuoka Japan
Kitaya was founded about 200 years ago during the Bunsei Era (1818 – 1830) in Yame City. Located in the south of Kyushu’s breadbasket on the Tsukushi Plains, the city is rich in nature and scenic beauty. Because Komeya (“rice shop”) was the original name of the family business, it is thought to have been a rice dealer before establishing the brewery. It is now in its 7th generation of stewardship.
The three Japanese characters within the word “Kitaya” read “Joy”, “Many”, “Homes”, and to this day represent Kitaya’s corporate philosophy of “Spreading Joy, One Sake at a Time”. Also, because founder Saikichi Kinoshita was passionate about brewing he employed himself as the chief brewer, the family rule that “The Owner should brew the Sake” has been passed down through the generations.
Class: Honkaku Shochu (mugi, barley, aged)
Brewery Location: Yame, Fukuoka Japan
Serving Suggestions: On the rock, as cocktail base, with soda
Food Pairings: Fried food, sauteed dish, grilled fish and meat.
Tasting Notes: smooth, rich mellow flavour with distinct mugi shochu aroma. It has been matured in ceramic pot over 4 years.