Born Yume Wa Masayume (Dreams Come True) 1L
Size: 1 L
Class: Junmai Daiginjo, Aged
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 35%
Brewery Location: Fukui Prefecture
Food Pairings: Delicate Japanese Dishes, Dishes cooked with butter, cheese and olive oil.
Tasting Notes: Aged for a full five years at -5 degrees Celsius - the ultimate Junmai Daiginjo sake. It's massive armoa and flavorful personality are kept partially subdued with a sinfully silky mouthfeel. Has an interesting, cleanly cut finish, despite the richness.
Awards: 2003 All Japan Aocohol Competition #1 Prize
2008 Sacramento Sake Festival Imported Sake MVP
2012 USA Sake Competition Top Gold Prize
2014 Good in Wine Glass, Gold Prize
2014 Los Angeles International Wine and Spirit Competition Gold Medal
Brewery: Kato Kichbee Shoten (founded: 1860)
Originally operating as a money exchange
business and very deeply involved in the affairs of the community, in
1860 the village headman and founder became involved in sake brewing.
For eleven generations, they have carried the Kichibee name, and in 1866
registered the name as a trademark. In Sanskrit, "Born" is translated
roughly as purity/striking truth, and represents the brewery's strong
belief in second changes and karmic rewards for hard work. In the
beginning of the Showa era, the emperor used Born sake for Japan's
ceremonies, festivals, and guests as Japan's representative brand.