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If You Like Whiskey, You’ll Love Shochu –, 2/13/2008

If you’ve seen shochu or soju on a cocktail menu recently, and wondered what it was, wonder no more.  This Asian spirit –Shochu in Japan,  soju in Korea – has long been popular throughout Asia, and the past decade has seen shochu creep from souvenir in the luggage of tourists returning home from Asia, to liquor stores and cocktail bars on the coasts and in fashionable spots throughout the country. Here’s a story I wrote about it on