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Enji Cherry Wood Smoked Japanese Shoyu

6.27 oz bottle - Japan

Amazing Smoked Elixir

“Smoked” has been a trend for quite some time now. Liquid smoke is often the “shortcut” used to add the “smoky” flavor to just about anything you want. The result is not always good. Even though liquid smoke is (can be) a “natural” process the result is often less than “real” tasting. Often leaving an aftertaste that lingers in an unnatural way.

Funny how the palate can discern speed of process.

We already have a wonderful lightly smoked, 1 year aged shoyu. It has been a wonderful “hit” with anyone who tastes it! Somehow it creates instant memories as soon as you taste it.

This new (to us) smoked shoyu is the most complex smoked ingredients we have ever tasted. Like a fine wine or olive oil, this smoked shoyu has a complexity that just keeps going.

To the nose you can smell a wonderful fruity wood smoke with a sweet cherry smell and a bit of ash all up in your hairs! If you inhale strongly the vapors will work their way all the way to the back of your throat. And then you have this ballon like feel on your nostrils and the throat. It’s kind of wild!

Pour it into your Chinese soup spoon and the color is dark, rich and has a tinge of red amber. The smell is strong even a foot way as you look down at the spoon.

Dip your tongue in first and you will feel a prickly tingle. Salty soy is next and the smokiness is more effervescent than cheek filling.

Typically, soy sauce is overwhelmingly salty, so it is difficult to discern any flavors. The better the soy the easier it is to identify the nuances and differences.

With this smoky soy sauce it is almost like an after dinner aperitif. Amazing!

Even as you taste the elixir, you envision smoked ribs, with the smoke billowing out of a wonderful pit and your mind races through different types of woods. As you suck your lips in (a pucker of sorts hunting for flavor) you experience wood, smoke, salt, a sweetness and an evaporation. Then it is gone like a cirrus cloud in the wind.

One of the best things to pass through my mouth in a long, long time!
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