Class: Junmai Daiginjo
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: Matures for two years at under zero degrees Celsius. A elegant, flowery bouquet, clean finish.
Awards: ◎2000 London Grand Prix, Best Award
Profile: 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.
MTC Sake is the Japanese Beverage branch of New York Mutual Trading Company.