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  • noun 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).


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From Japanese 泡盛 (awamori)


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  • 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.

    12 Cassava Processing in Africa 1992

  • 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.

    News On Japan 2010

  • 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 2009

  • 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 2009

  • 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 2009

  • After that, the next question comes naturally: How well would it blend with awamori? News 2009

  • 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).

    DailyTech News Feed 2009

  • One example is the awamori coffee liqueur launched by the Kumesen Distillery of News 2009

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

    DailyTech News Feed 2009

  • But they also suggest that serious drinkers stick with the regular awamori. News 2009


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