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  • n. An alcoholic beverage indigenous and unique to Okinawa, Japan. It is made from rice, and is not a direct product of brewing (like sake) but of distillation (like shochu).


From Japanese 泡盛 (awamori) (Wiktionary)


  • In addition to A. niger, other fungi such as A. awamori, A. hennebegii, A. fugamitus, Rhizopus chinensis, and Sephalo sporium lichlorniae can be grown in acid medium at high temperatures.

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  • And that's how we ended up in Nakayuki (Little Break), an inconspicuous bar in the village of Onna, taking turns on a traditional three-stringed guitar, eating dragon fruit, necking guava juice laced with awamori and "pushing the happiness" until 3am.

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  • It comes in two types: Japanese sake with plums and Okinawa's strong island sake awamori.

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  • According to Gamasutra, a bottle of the Ryu Ga Gotoku awamori is priced at 1,100Yen (11. 40USD), while the plum sake is priced at 1,600Yen (16. 50USD).

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  • Zuisen Distilleries, also of Naha, have produced an awamori ume liqueur with brown sugar, and more recently developed a liqueur made with local mangoes. News

  • One example is the awamori coffee liqueur launched by the Kumesen Distillery of News

  • But they also suggest that serious drinkers stick with the regular awamori. News

  • After that, the next question comes naturally: How well would it blend with awamori? News

  • The Okinawa Awamori Distillers 'Association is getting antsy about declining alcohol consumption among young people, so they came up with the idea of combining the awamori with locally grown fruit and brown sugar to create the liqueurs. News

  • The new liqueurs cost about 1.5 to 3 times more than awamori itself, but many customers are happy to fork over the extra cash because they like the distinctive flavors. News


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