Shochu meaning

A Japanese alcoholic beverage, most commonly distilled from barley, sweet potato or rice. Typically it is 25% alcohol by volume, making it weaker than whisky, but stronger than wine and sake.
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A Japanese alcoholic beverage, most commonly distilled from barley, sweet potato or rice. Typically it is 25% alcohol by volume, making it weaker than whisky, but stronger than wine and sake.
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Origin of shochu

  • From Japanese 焼酎 (shōchū しょうちゅう), from Middle Chinese 燒酒 (ʃew-t͡sjúw "liquor") (compare Mandarin shāojiǔ 烧酒, Korean soju 소주), from 燒 ("burn", "flammable") + 酒 ("alcohol").
    From Wiktionary