Skip to content
spirits tasting

Sake Shochu Showdown

Sake Shochu Showdown

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food and Drinks
Languages:Offered in English
Over 90 people rated this experience 5 stars.

About your host

I’m the author of the first English-language book on shochu, Japan’s national spirit, and I’ve worked in two shochu distilleries. I’m also a contributor to the “Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails,” and the world's only dual-certified (Japan and US) shōchū expert, with an advanced qualification in sake for good measure. I’ve lived in Tokyo for 15 years and I love sharing my passion for…
Christopher
Christopher
Christopher
Christopher

What we’ll do

Learn about sake (a brewed rice drink) and shochu (a Japanese spirit) while tasting a diverse range of both traditional beverages. Some 53 ingredients can be used in the production of shochu, such as sweet potato, brown sugar, barley, rice, or buckwheat. Each one adds its own unique flavor and aroma to the distilled liquor. As we explore these differences, I’ll describe shochu’s history,…

What else you should know

Feel free to bring your own drinking snacks!

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Light appetizers Please let me know of any dietary restrictions.
Drinks
Sake and shochu tasting

Guest photos

Guest reviews

Navigation section for review pages

Where you'll be

We’ll share a table at HAVESPI Shinjuku, a cozy bar hiding on an upper floor within the Shinjuku shopping district. With its large shochu selection and cocktail mixing space, this non-smoking bar has a relaxed vibe, perfect for a tasting. You can also bring your own food in here!

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Tue, 17th Sep    From 17:00 to 19:00.
$119 per person
8 of 8 spots left
Over 90 people rated this experience 5 stars.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Feel free to bring your own drinking snacks!
Christopher
spirits tasting
Sake Shochu Showdown
105 reviews
From $119/person
105 reviews
From $119/person