• Kirin Koshi-Hikari 720ml


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    Size: 720 ml

    Class: Junmai Daiginjo

    Rice: Koshihikari

    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.