Wine, as a fermented beverage, has a lower alcohol content than distilled liquors. Similarly, Nihonshu, as a fermented beverage, has a lower average alcohol content (13% to 16%) than does Shochu. As a distilled beverage, Shochu has an average alcohol content of 25% to 37%.
Besides, is Shochu a vodka?
Shochu. Shochu on the other hand is a distilled spirit, most akin to vodka in the sense that it is typically clear and can be made from different raw materials, unlike most spirits (bourbon from corn, rum from sugar cane, etc.), and is most often distilled from barley, rice, sweet potatoes, or buckwheat.
Secondly, is soju stronger than vodka?
Soju, a Korean variation on vodka traditionally made from rice but more commonly from sweet potatoes these days. With 24% alcohol, soju is stronger than beer (4% to 5%) or wine (about 13%) but packs a weaker punch than virtually all vodkas, which are 40% alcohol.
Is soju the same as shochu?
Elliot: One big difference between soju and shochu is that while soju will be made from a myriad of ingredients and premium soju would be made purely from rice, Japanese shochu is made and defined by the main ingredient of the fermentation and distillation.
Is Shochu a Whisky?
Shochu is a product of distillation like Whisky or Vodka, while Sake is fermented like Wine and brewed like Beer. Another factor are ingredients. Sake is exclusively made from rice while Shochu can be made from virtually anything.