Does anyone have experience with this liqour:
"Awamori (泡盛) is an alcoholic beverage indigenous to and unique to Okinawa, Japan. It is made from rice, and is not a direct product of brewing (like sake) but of distillation (like shōchū).
Awamori is typically 60 proof, although "export" brands (including brands shipped to mainland Japan) are increasingly 50 proof. Awamori is aged to improve its flavor and mellowness. Some brands of awamori (notably hanazake) are 120 proof and will catch fire.
The most popular way to drink awamori is with water and ice. When served in a restaurant in Okinawa, it will nearly always be accompanied by a container of ice and carafe of water. Awamori can also be drunk straight, on the rocks, and in cocktails."
"Today the drink once exclusive to Okinawa is becoming known world wide. Awamori is exported from Okinawa and enjoys popularity in other parts of the world; mainly mainland Japan, Hawaii and the west coast of the U.S. Also, Zuisen exports some of its awamori to New York City and has plans to expand its distribution to Florida in the near future."