Kikusui Sakamai 720ml
Class: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 40%
Brewery Location: Niigata Prefecture
Food Pairings: Fried White Fish, Sashimi
Tasting Notes: Kikusui
sake rice (father of the renowned Gohyakumangoku sake rice) had been
all but lost to the world for half a century… that is until Kikusui Sake
Company stepped in. They spearheaded the effort to revive this ancient
strain from only 25 grains, and now attempt to pay homage to its legacy
After they gently and methodically polished away the outer 60% of the rice grains, their brewers set to work and were rewarded with a pure, mellow aroma. The flavor is affable and light, and carries itself deliberately over the pallet. It is bolstered by the complexities and natural dryness brought to the table by the ancient Kikusui sake rice. Enjoy slightly chilled for a rare drinking experience.
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.