Monday, May 16, 2022

Jinro Soju Strawberry Korean Spirit


The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)

Occasions, tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel.

SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
Smooth, sweet & delicious just perfect with a hearty meal.  Light & refreshing, I enjoyed it! 
Though it is a balanced neutral spirit, and not too sweet, it is not for my palette. I will have it once in a while with dinner.

Occasion- Dinner with friends
SJ's Pro tip- Great as a summer drink.
Alternates- Sake goes well with food as well. 
Food Pairing- Korean bbq(pork belly, spicy chicken, shrimp,squid)

Feel- Light & smooth 😇

The second segment(Technical details that are mostly available on a google search)

This is the first time I had Jinro Soju(spirits distilled from grain,13-24%ABV). There is not a whole lot about the distillery and how it's made. The company website states "Since it's launch in 1924, jinro soju has consistently held its position as the number one soju brand in Korea while revolutionizing Korea's drinking culture". 
It claims to be the world's best-selling spirit brand for 20 years, I did not know that! Ingredients that go in are selected grains and spring water. 
Jinro strawberry soju is a neutral spirit(colorless) made with natural and artificial flavors. Apparently, it uses strawberry in this expression. 

Vital stats- Jinro Soju Strawberry, Korean Spirit
Price- $15 for 375ml bottle
Age- NAS(No Age Statement)
ABV- 13%
Country/Region- South Korea
Distillery- Hitejinro Co Ltd
Awards won- Various awards in International Spirits competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Shot glass
Serving style- Ice cold, neat
Appearance- Clear neutral color
Aroma- Rice, strawberry, chocolate
Flavor- Sweet but not overpoweringly sweet
Body- Medium
Finish- Smooth, short clean. No lingering

Loved trying this new spirit diversifying my portfolio :-) Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly. 
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead. 

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