Satsuma Shiranami is a Shochu from Kagoshima that fits entirely with the local tradition since it is made from sweet potatoes. It has a soft, sweet-ish, and crisp profile. Tasting notes include fruit cake, mint, citrus peel, and faint chestnut. Great solo, or as a mixer.
It is a great example of an Imo Shochu, that pairs well with oilier foods. It is edgy when served on the rocks, while oyuwari (6 shochu: 4 hot water) will be milder and evoke deeper aromas. This will make you feel like “I’m home”.