くーす【古酒】 : kuusu | define meaning
Region: Ryukyu (Okinawa)
- A distilled alcoholic beverage unique to Okinawa made from rice, aged for at least three years. Aged Awamori; aged alcohol.
Cognate to the Japanese term こしゅ【古酒】 koshu "aged alcohol", or more specifically, "aged sake".
Though the term くーす kuusu is related to the Japanese term こしゅ【古酒】 koshu, it differs in that it is made through a process of distillation (as in Awamori), rather than brewing (as in Sake).