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Satoh Distilling Company

Satoh "Kuro" - Sweet Potato Shochu

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"Otherworldly flavour and aroma, perfect balance and harmony."


Satoh’s otherworldly flavour and aroma derive from the Koganesengan sweet potato, grown only in Kagoshima. Its smoothness and graceful, well-knit texture are unique.

Characteristics of Satoh "Kuro"

ABV: 25%

Grade: Sweet Potato Shochu

Taste: Rich & Sweet

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Sweet Potato Variety: Koganesengan

Serving Recommendations

Pour gently into hot water in a 6:4 or 5:5 ratio, not the other way around.

Recommended Serving Temperature




The Satoh Distillery is located in Kagoshima prefecture.

The Satoh Distillery

Twenty-five years ago Satoh Distilling Company introduced a new approach to shochu making, emphasising superior ingredients and careful quality control. It uses locally-grown Koganesengan sweet potatoes—the gold standard for shochu-makers—meticulously washed and trimmed before steaming. The company has developed its own distillation method and ages its shochu for a full three years prior to release, ensuring full flavour and graceful balance. As a result of this commitment to quality, Satoh is the most sought-after sweet potato shochu in Japan.