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Shochu/Soju

Shochu is a distilled Japanese beverage that, like many white, Asian spirits, can be made from nearly anything. Rice, buckwheat, sweet potatoes, and barley are common sources. Shochu comprises a vast number of styles, can be single or double distilled, and often incorporates koji, a mold which helps to break down the starch during fermentation. Soju is the Korean version of shochu, and while it too is produced in a wide variety of styles, the primary difference is that it is typically sweetened, whereas shochu is not. Both shochu and soju are bottled around 50 to 70 proof, though exceptions exist. Neither is related, except tangentially, to sake.

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