Soju with Lychee infused. Soju takes up the taste of the Lychee syrup for which it has been infused. The aroma is sweet, peony florals and lush, fresh lychees. The medium-plus acidity, coupled with the high alcohol, kind of like a vodka, but with more texture and a lot less sting, Lifts off the tongue in a fairly silky way. The perfume-iness of soju expands all over the plate and last for a long finish.
Food Pairing: deserts, aperitif, spicy foods, sushi
Soju is a clear, neutral spirit usually distilled from grains. Although it can be made from rice, soju is not a “rice wine” and it’s very different from sake, which hails from Japan. Soju is distilled, like vodka, but has about half of the alcohol by volume (ABV).
Soju is usually made from fermented grains, such as wheat, barley and/or rice, but can also be made from other starchy ingredients, like sweet potatoes or tapioca.