Kikusui Funaguchi Nama Genshu 300ml
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 70%
Brewery Location: Niigata Prefecture
Food Pairings: Shiokara (heavily salted & fermented fish), Szechuan Cuisine & other strongly seasoned Chinese Cuisines, Chicken Empanadas, Ramen
Tasting Notes: Since Funaguchi's birth in the 47th year of the Showa period (1976), it has become beloved all over Japan, popular for home and restaurant consumption, and even as a portable treat for hikers and mountain climbers. Full-bodied, and full of the fresh flavor of ripe fruits. Pop open an ice-cold Funaguchi to experience one of Japan's most popular and unique offerings for yourself.
Awards: IWC 2014 - Honjozo Class Gold Prize
Brewery: Kikusui Sake Co., LTD. (founded: 1881)
With 130 years of history on their shoulders, the Kikusui Sake Company of Niigata prefecture built themselves up from the bottom. The name "Kikusui" is a reference to a Noh theatre play, wherein the dew (Sui) from the petals of chrysanthemums (Kiku) grant eternal life. In 2004 they established the Kikusui Sake Research Institute in an effort to both raise the bar on the quality of their offerings and wrestle with concepts such as enjoyment of sake, and sake culture. They are proud to produce "Funaguchi" - Japan's first commercially available Nama (unpasteurized) sake.