Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 38%
Brewery Location: Gunma
Food Pairings: Seafood risotto, vegetable terrine, oysters on the half shell
Tasting Notes: Combining the pristine water of Akagi Mountain and the esteemed techniques of Iwate Nanbu Toji (aka. “a northern sake brewing guild"), this sake is a hand-crafted masterpiece. Aromatic, with notes of ripe fruits and flowers, this medium bodied Daiginjo pairs well with vegetable crudité, shrimp shumai and/or gyoza.
Brewery: Kondo Shuzo
Profile:In Year 8 of the Meiji Era, Kondo Shuzo was established in the town of Omama in the Gunma Prefecture, and they have been brewing sake with Akagisan's (Akagi Mountain's) subterranean spring water ever since. The breweries slogan is "Otoko no Sake, Akagisan kara Kuchi" (aka. “a Sake among men - from Akagi mountain to your lips”) and they have strong local popularity in Gunma Prefecture, where their main fanbase resides. They are loved for their refreshingly crisp sake.
MTC Sake is the Japanese Beverage branch of New York Mutual Trading Company.