Awamori (泡盛) is an alcoholic beverage indigenous to and unique to Okinawa, Japan. It is made from long grain indica rice, and is not a direct product of brewing (like sake) but of distillation (like shōchū). All Awamori made today is from Thai rice, the local production not being sufficient enough to meet domestic demands.

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Shochu and Awamori

Shochu - which is typically distilled from either rice, sweet potatoes, brown sugar or barley.Awamori - distilled from Thai rice, from Okinawa.(23 words)

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