Kirin Koshi-Hikari 720ml
Size: 720 ml
Class: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 45%
Brewery Location: Niigata Prefecture
Food Pairings: Sashimi, Tempura (white Fish, Shrimp, Clams and Vegetable), Cold Beef Shabu Shabu, Soba
Tasting Notes: Draw the sake into your mouth for a soft, harmonious experience interwoven with floral notes and easy to drink. One may feel the true flavor of Niigata rice with this sake. Has a soft and smooth finish, and is very popular with first time sake drinkers and the female demographic. Enjoyable chilled, especially in Kiriko style glasses, room temperature in seishu glasses, and warmed in guinomi.
Awards: International SAKE Challenge 2001 Gold Medal
Brewery: Kaetsu Sake Brewery (founded: 1880)
Amidst fine scenery, this old Niigata
river-port town became famous for sake brewing as a place that was
allowed to brew sake during the short-lived era of Japanese prohibition.
Their signature brand Kirin is named after Kirin Castle (which was
built in 1252 and named after mythical Chinese beast the Kirin, which
allegedly appears with a Saint is born). This sake is made to be enjoyed
during special occasions and celebrations for good luck.
Two generations of this sake family worked as Sake Quality Appraisers for the Japanese Taxation Bureau.