Made with kome (rice) shiro koji and vaccum distillation, 'Lento' is named after the Italian musical term, meaning slowly or gently. This brown sugar shochu is matured using a method called onkyo jukusei (acoustic aging), in which certain acoustic vibrations are transmitted to the storage tank to promote aging. Acoustic aging is a method of having shochu age slowly in a cradle with music. Lento is aged for about three months, exposed to classical music by great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Vivaldi, which is converted into vibrations by the tank-mounted transducer. This Shochu has a mellow & gentle aroma yet rich flavors.