Enjoy an afternoon of shochu with The Business Times

BT subscribers will have the chance to taste and learn more about the popular Japanese national spirit during a masterclass

Dylan Tan
Published Fri, Oct 21, 2022 · 03:01 PM

SHOCHU sometimes gets overshadowed by sake because the public tends to be more familiar with the latter. But those in the know might tell you that shochu is “healthier” because it contains no sugar; hence it’s lower in calories and has zero carbohydrates. Not only that, the chance of a hangover is also lower!

Don’t believe us? Find out for yourself at the upcoming The Real Shochu Masterclass. Conducted by Olivia Chey and Cedric Tan, who are Singapore’s only shochu advisers, both beginners and enthusiasts can expect to learn a thing or two about the Japanese spirit.

The Business Times (BT) is giving away six pairs of tickets (worth S$120) to subscribers to attend the masterclass, which will be held at Workhorse Izakaya (10A Haji Lane, Singapore 189203, above Good Luck Beerhouse) on Saturday (Oct 29) from 2-3 pm.

To win a pair, simply register here and answer a simple question correctly to qualify for the draw. Entries will close on Oct 24 and winners will be notified via email by Oct 26.

Shochu is the national liquor of Japan with a 600-year-old history. It can be made from up to 55 permitted ingredients – the most common ones include rice, barley and sweet potatoes.

Shochu is the national liquor of Japan with a 600-year-old history. PHOTO: KURARA

To showcase the diversity of Shochu, five types of Honkaku Shochu (authentic shochu) will be available for tasting. The shochu will be served in five different ways: neat, soda wari (with ice and soda water), mizuwari (with ice and cold water), maewari (premixed with water overnight and warmed) and kan rock (warmed shochu added to ice on the rock).

Friday, 2 pm

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This shochu masterclass contest is exclusively for BT subscribers only. To enjoy access to future subscriber-only events like this masterclass, webinars and more, sign up for a subscription here.



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