Additionally, its smoothness and flavor is a great accompaniment to BBQ dishes and grilled meat dishes">
Although it is perfectly good on the rocks, it is even more enjoyable when you mix it with warm (or hot) water as "Oyu-wari" which brings out the aroma of Satuma Imo more. "Shima Senryou" is a blend of (two kinds of) shochu, one aged (stocked) for one year after production and another aged (stocked) for 5 years. The shochu with one year of aging still has strong flavor of Satsuma Imo. When blending with shochu with 5 years of aging or more, shochu becomes very round and easier to drink.
Shochu is often enjoyed as a drink during meal and it pairs well with wide range of cuisines from Japanese to French.">