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Taka Amano, owner of America Shochu Company in the Frederick Inovative Technology Center Inc., with his distilling equipment.

Taka Amano is trying to introduce part of Japanese culture to Maryland.

Amano is among the first in the country distilling an alcoholic beverage called shochu. It’s a Japanese, vodka-like alcohol almost unknown in the United States. Amano hopes a bill being considered in the Maryland Senate will help get his locally made shochu into more restaurants and stores.

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Thanks Mabate!


Would love to try this. Is there anywhere other than Volt where it can be purchased?


I tracked it down at Riverside Liquor.


Great article and great new spirit! We were in Volt yesterday and they served a delicious new drink featuring shochu called the Paper Tiger — off menu, so be sure to ask for it.

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