Saturday, February 05, 2011

Mumblings of an Old Man - マヤンの呟き


02.04MayanNoTsubuyaki-1, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

Not so cheap sake...

I got this buckwheat (soba) shochu for my birthday. It's worth it for the bottle and the name, but the taste is wonderful.

It smells like straight alcohol but with a subtle whiskey smell in the background. Somewhat spicy.
The first thing that gets you when you sip it is the thick, slippery mouthfeel. A bit oily.
The favor has a sweetness, but not as sweet as some shochu. It's the most scotch tasting of any shochu I've had. The kick in the aftertaste is pleasantly strong.

I've had it straight or rocks. Both good.

マヤンの呟き
Mumblings of an Old Man
Miyazaki
38%
Ingredients: soba, koji, rice.
(I'm guessing mayan is a local term for oyaji?)

2 comments:

angryparsnip said...

What a fabulous Birthday gift.
Great bottle, hysterical name and it sounds wonderful, if I could drink !

cheers, parsnip

Aki said...

Love the name - perfect! gorgeous packaging too.