• 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.