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  Sake World - Shochu & Awamori
The traditions and methods of Awamori originally came in from Thailand (although with influences from the south, from Indonesia and Taiwan, and from the north, from China and Korea it is said), and awamori was actually the very first distilled beverage in what is now Japan.
Awamori was meant to be aged, and aged for a long time.
But the traditional method of aging awamori, known as "shitsugi," is very curious and does not boast a high degree of repeatability.
www.sake-world.com /html/shochu-awamori.html   (1907 words)

  MTSV Schwabing e.V. Karateabteilung; Awamori   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Viele Sorten von Awamori werden in den Geschäften angeboten.
Besucher in Okinawa sollten nicht nach Hause fahren, ohne zuerst den einheimischen "Likör", Awamori getrunken zu haben.
Awamori der älter als zehn Jahre ist, wird kusu genannt und ist teuerer und stärker als der den man normalerweise kaufen kann.
www.matayoshi-kobudo.de /Okinawa12/reise12_8.htm   (304 words)

 Top Literature - Awamori
As of early 2005, awamori sells for between 350 yen per cup and 50,000 yen for an aged clay vase; generally, the greater its age, the higher is its value.
Awamori, while also a distilled rice liquor, differs from Shochu as it is made from Thai-style, long-grained Indica crushed rice, not the short-grained Japonica usually used in Shochu production.
Awamori is aged underground in constant cool temperatures in clay pots or vases.
encyclopedia.topliterature.com /?title=Awamori   (549 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Awamori   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The traditions and methods of Awamori originally came in from Thailand (although with influences from the south, from Indonesia and Taiwan, and from the north, from China and Korea it is said), and awamori was actually the very first distilled beverage in what is now Japan.
Awamori is made only in Japan's southern most prefecture, the tropical island group of Okinawa.
Awamori was meant to be aged, and aged for a long time.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Awamori   (503 words)

 + Welcome to Awamori International +   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Awamori is a distilled spirit from the Ryukyu Islands, a small chain of islands located between Japan and China.
Awamori is often referred to as Okinawan sake (rice wine), but because it is distilled, it is the highest quality of liquor available.
Awamori is a fragrant, mellow liquor that has a distinctive taste and rich flavor.
www.awamorispirits.com /whatisawamori.php   (185 words)

 All About Okinawa-Awamori
Awamori starts as crushed rice (imported from Thailand - the only rice Japan allows for importation) that is carefully washed to remove the outer surface, then soaked in water.
Some awamori distilleries like to add a little something extra to certain batches, such as ginseng or a habu snake (this type is usually used as a dare to see who is brave enough to drink the habu awamori).
Awamori is said to have been introduced to Okinawa during the 14th-15th centuries.
www.jahitchcock.com /okiawamori.html   (573 words)

 Chuko "Awamori" Process : Chuko Distillers Corporation
Awamori is made from indica rice from Thailand.
Distilled Awamori is stored in stainless tank for a certain period of time to mature it.
Some Awamori is stored for an extended time in earthenware pots or casks for more than three years to produce aged Awamori, "Kuusu".
www.chuko-awamori.com /english_make.html   (142 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Awamori
When awamori is aged for three years or more, it is called kūsū (古酒).
Awamori is aged underground in constant cool temperatures in clay pats or vases.
Awamori may be marketed as such when over 50% of the beverage being sold is of sufficient age.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Awamori   (273 words)

 MTSV Schwabing e.V. Karateabteilung; Izakaya   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Der einfachste Weg Awamori zu probieren ist in einer Izakaya, einem der niedrigpreisigen Speise- und Trinklokalen.
Traditionelle Okinawa Speisen werden in den Izakaya ebenso angeboten, wie z.B. Tofu Champuru (gebratener Tofu mit Gemüse), Somin Champuru (gebratene Nudeln mit Gemüse) und Suni (Seetang in Essig eingelegt) und noch mehr.
Ein Besuch einer Izakaya von Okinawa ist eine Möglichkeit einen kleinen Einblick in den hiesigen Lebensstil zu bekommen.
www.matayoshi-kobudo.de /Okinawa09/reise09_01.htm   (288 words)

 What is Awamori ?
Awamori shows the greatest charm in its aging; it deepens the taste and flavor through a long, undisturbed process.
Awamori uses fl-koji mold known as aspergillus awamori to turn the starch in the rice into sugar.
Therefore Awamori that uses the mold is producible throughout the year even in subtropical climates; while mainland Japanese liquor uses white-koji mold and is generally manufactured in winter.
www.k-kumesen.co.jp /english/01.html   (451 words)

 Japan for Sustainability - Towerd a Century of Japanese Value
Awamori is a type of shochu, or locally distilled Japanese white liquor, made with long-grained Indica rice from Thailand fermented with fl aspergillus yeast using unique Okinawan brewing and distilling methods.
Kuusu is awamori that has been left to age for many years, with every year making the brew more flavorful and smooth.
The awamori shochu that is cradled in the landscape of Okinawa has very different characteristics from mainland shochu because of the varieties of rice and yeast peculiar to the region and the distinctive brewing and storage techniques practiced there.
www.japanfs.org /en/column/a05.html   (834 words)

 History of Awamori
In the 19th century, Western vessels from England, France and the U.S. (Commander Perry) visited the Ryukyu Islands, and "Awamori" was served to entertain guests from overseas.
Today, 47 local distillers are devoted to making varieties of "Awamori." Some varieties have been developed to provide a mild taste suitable for women and young people, while traditional varieties continue in popularity.
In addition to conventional stainless tank,traditional earthenware pots or casks as a recent attempt are used to ferment "Awamori," providing a diversity of tastes to meet the demands of the times.
www.okinawa-awamori.or.jp /english/history.html   (307 words)

 Okinawa Index: Index > Culture > Culinary > Awamori
Awamori, whose origins go back to the traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage known as shochu, is distilled liquor.
A second says that the traditional way of measuring the degree of alcohol contained in awamori was to pour the liquor into a pottery container, then to measure the height of the foam.
Traditionally, awamori is distilled by a unique method: First, koji is produced by adding fl yeast to Thai rice, which is then fermented and distilled in stills.
www.okinawaindex.com /index/?tid=2&cid=250&id=1   (1151 words)

 Sake World Newsletters 2007 - by John Gauntner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Awamori is only made in Okinawa, and there are currently but 47 producers of this beverage left.
This gives awamori its character, as well as allows it to be brewed and then distilled and aged in that tropical climate.
Awamori is, in fact, the only distilled beverage that I actually like (to the point of craving it, that is).
www.esake.com /Knowledge/Newsletter/SW/SW2007/sw2007_4.html   (1635 words)

 Metropolis - Tokyo restaurants: Kachashi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Awamori has a drier flavor that is closer to brandy but goes down as smooth as ice water - part of its dangerous appeal.
Kachashi has a fairly extensive selection of awamori with prices ranging from JY380 to JY650 per glass, and you can have it with ice, or with hot or cold water.
A dash of spicy kooreegusu (little chubby chili peppers floating in awamori) with a faint vinegar nip and heady fragrance of sake transformed my steaming bowl of soup into an aromatherapeutic experience.
metropolis.japantoday.com /tokyorestaurantsarchive349/330/contents.html   (553 words)

 Hanami Web - Awamori
Awamori is the famous Okinawan strong alcohol, often nearly 50% in vol.
Awamori is distilled from rice but has totally different substance to western distilled drinks, as the distillation process is much more carefull techniques.
Awamori has a delicious taste which has a faint reminder of taste of sake.
www.hanamiweb.com /awamori.html   (194 words)

 What is Awamori? : Abaara fun facts and uncommon knowledge - Awamori   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is similar to sake (an alcoholic beverage from mainland Japan), however it is made from Indica rice instead of Japoonica rice.
Awamori is aged underground in constant cool temperatures in clay pats or vases.A wamori may be marketed as such when over 50% of the beverage being sold is of sufficient age.
As of early 2005, awamori sells for between 350 yen per cup and 50,000 yen for an aged clay vase.
info.abaara.com /pac/Awamori   (168 words)

For stomach pain, Awamori with green mustard or mugwort was thought useful, and it was recommended with fennel for women who suffered from cold feet and hands.
Awamori is essential for tenderizing and removing odor from pork, which appears on the dinner table in all sorts of dishes prepared in all sorts of ways (they say that all the pig except its oink and its toenails is used).
Awamori is especially well known for its use in making "Rafute" from pork Sammai Niku (thick bacon).
www.wonder-okinawa.jp /026/e/awamori.html   (480 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features - Key Ingredient
Awamori is aged three to eight years, resulting in a very fragrant and mellow liquor.
Awamori is also an essential part of Okinawan cuisine and is used in dishes from braised pork to simmered miso sauces.
Today's fanciers have been known to store awamori in Okinawa's limestone caves to be opened by future generations of their families.
starbulletin.com /2004/07/28/features/ingredient.html   (438 words)

 Cocktails served up with a karate kick - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Various cocktails are being made with awamori, a distilled liquor that comes in various levels of alcohol strength and agings.
Awamori's appeal is partly because, like similar clear alcoholic beverages such as vodka, tequila and light rum, it mixes well into those pretty cocktails so popular with women and younger imbibers.
Although awamori is still served in small earthenware pots called kara kara and drunk from cups called choko in Okinawa, U.S. laws require alcohol to be imported in clear glass bottles.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2005/Dec/28/il/FP512280301.html   (844 words)

 List of Full bottle
As the local rice-based liquor, awamori was already being brewed in Okinawa by the early 15th century.
Okinawa has some 48 distilleries, and Awamori of all distilleries are waiting for you to come here.
Awamori is drunk straight, with water, on the rocks, diluted with hot water or as a base for cocktails.
www.tinchi.com /english/awamorilist-1syou_e.html   (76 words)

 asahi.com : English   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While it remains to be seen how far the prefecture's 46 awamori producers are willing to bend to accommodate the growing demand, one thing is certain: shipments bound for outside the prefecture have been intoxicating.
Okinawan distillers produced 23,000 kiloliters of awamori in the first 11 months of 2004, up 19 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Thanks to the protective measure, the liquor tax imposed on awamori products made and sold in Okinawa is 35 percent lower than the tax on regular shochu.
www.asahi.com /english/business/TKY200503100130.html   (599 words)

 Awamori - Karr.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to the fashion show, there will be silent-auction items, boutique vendors, massages by Genesis 7 Aveda Spa and sake, awamori and wine-tasting...
Another name for awamori used in Okinawa is "island sake" (島酒, shima-zake), or shima for short.
Top awamori Sites - The best of the best sites for your awamori on the web. /encyclopedia/Awamori   (664 words)

 Swanson Kyoto Brand Awamori Moromi Black Vinegar
There are a number of factors that contribute to the good health and quality of life in Okinawa, including its mild climate and the high nutritional value of the traditional Okinawan diet, as well as the tremendous popularity of natural health supplements.
It was this practice that eventually brought the properties of Awamori Moromi Black Vinegar to the attention of the public, as farmers noticed that hogs that were fed the moromi mash really thrived.
Awamori Moromi Black Vinegar is a highly nutritious substance, rich in vitamins B-1, B-2 and B-6, and essential minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
www.swansonvitamins.com /wcsstore/Swanson/html/HI0504_IM.html   (464 words)

 ‰«“êƒ^ƒCƒ€ƒX@ryukyu islands and okinawans
Although generally categorized as sake, traditional Okinawan awamori is stronger and made by a different process than the Japanese mainland brew.
Awamori that has been aged for about ten years or more is called kusu, and it is more expensive and stronger than the more commonly available beverage.
Previously, whiskey had been a status symbol for the rich, and awamori was for the common folk; the latter has been awarded several top prizes in international contests in recent years, making it a source of pride to the Okinawan people.
www.okinawatimes.co.jp /eng/ryukyu/ryu6_8.html   (288 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Business /2005/08/21/
Furthermore, because awamori is a distilled liquor, with alcohol content ranging from 25 percent to 43 percent, it has advantages over sake for cocktails, Bruhl said.
Awamori Spirits also has something else going for it: a core of ardent awamori enthusiasts more than willing to sing the drink's praises, the so-called evangelists that marketers lust after.
Because awamori is a distilled spirit, made from Thai rice sprinkled with fl yeast and then fermented before distillation, Kuba also needed approvals from the U.S Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
starbulletin.com /2005/08/21/business/story1.html   (1215 words)

 Shochu - Homedistiller   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shochu can be made from rice, although it is more commonly made from barley, potato or sugar cane.
Shochu should not be confused with sake, a brewed (not distilled) rice wine.
Awamori, while also a distilled rice wine, differs from normal shochu as it is made from long-grained Indica rice, not the short-grained Japonica usually eaten in Japan.
www.homedistiller.org /mediawiki-1.6.8/index.php?title=Shochu&printable=yes   (137 words)

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