Sake Summer Slam
A much as it pains us here at Shochu Distilled, often many of the best shochu tastings are done on the side by sake organizations. The Social Sake Club is having a tasting event featuring many different types of shochu and sake at the Doubletree hotel at 120 S. Los Angeles St. on August 17th. Cost is $40 if you register before July 26th, $50 afterwards, or $60 at the door. Their website is a bit light on details as no information is given about how many or what shochu distilleries are participating in the event. That said, the event is having a Sake & Shochu Queen USA contest and attendees get to vote. Voting for a pageant queen alone should ensure that this will be a fun way to spend the afternoon. Beyond this, attendees are encouraged to attend wearing a kimono!