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Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022
R 60

Tanuki Shōchū Tasting - 3 February 2022

TANUKI

Date Session 1: 5pm-6pm
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Join TANUKI and WAZA for #FirstThursdays on 3 February 2022 for a unique Shōchū tasting.
ABOUT TANUKI
Tanuki was born out of curiosity, effort and endless experimentation. The founders, Brock and Ulrich, love Japanese and Korean drinking culture – and aim to continuously explore new, unique and exciting products that are influenced by East Asia.
For their first products, they adapted traditional Japanese methods and combined them with South African creativity, resourcefulness and skill to produce Africa’s first locally made Shōchū.  This unique blend of cultures and tastes ensures an experience unlike anything you've ever had.
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ABOUT SHŌCHŪ
Shōchū is a rice spirit distilled from rice wine, similar to distilling brandy from grape wine. Tanuki has produced two types of Shōchū and is experimenting with a third.
All three will be available to taste:
1. Rice Shōchū:
A spirit distilled from pure saké that has a floral nose, creamy and umami notes on the tongue, and a smooth finish.
2. Wooded Rice Shōchū:
Aged for three months on medium-roasted oak chips, this uniquely South African take on a rice Shōchū gives a golden appeal with smokey notes and is popular among drinkers of whisky and fine brandy.
3. Imo Shōchū:
Imo Shōchū is considered the most popular Shōchū in Japan. This Shōchū is made from sweet potatoes and rice koji, which gives it a unique herbal nose with subtle sweet undertones. This tasting will offer a glimpse into a new and exciting product to be launched later in 2022.
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HOW TO BOOK
To maintain responsible social distancing, there will be three tasting sessions of one hour each and we will allow only 15 guests per hour. A tasting ticket costs R60 per person and gives the participant access to the tasting, as well as the WAZA Japan Store. Tasting guests receive 10% discount on any WAZA purchases on the evening.
There is no set starting time - guests can join at any time during their booked hour. We recommend you arrive with enough time to taste the three types of Shōchū and engage with Ulrich and Brock on their process. 
The three slots available are:
  • Session 1: 17:00 - 18:00
  • Session 2: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Session 3: 19:00 - 20:00
Pre-orders for Shōchū can be placed with Tanuki on the evening.