Christopher Pellegrini’s “The Shochu Handbook” is available for purchase in eBook (digital) format here. If you have a Kindle, or use Amazon’s Kindle app on your device, then select the mobi download. Otherwise, choose the ePub version which works with just about every other device out there.
Here you will find a variety of downloadable and printable documents that you can freely use to hone your palate and host your own tastings.
Nishi Distillery Tasting Sheet — This is perfect for a tasting the three types of kōji side-by-side using famous labels from Kagoshima’s Nishi Distillery.
Three Ms Tasting Sheet — Three of the most expensive imo shochu available, Mori’izou, Murao, and Maou, can be paired using this tasting sheet.