Kikusui Karakuchi Honjozo


Kikusui Karakuchi Honjozo


Class: Honjozo

Rice: Gohyakumangoku

Rice-Polishing Ratio: 70%

Brewery Location: Niigata

Food Pairings: Unagi Kabayaki and other Rich Foods, Light and Refreshing foods such as

Tasting Notes: A sip of this sake brings the same intensity, dryness and clarity as that of a crisp wind. This palate cleansing quality and a hidden but ever-present umami make this brew the Kikusui Sake Company's most highly recommended sake to enjoy with food. A fun suggestion is to experience this sake anew with the passing of each season - try chilling the sake in summer, warming it in winter, and matching it to a wide berth of your favorite seasonal dishes.

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Brewery: Kikusui Sake Co. LTD.
Founded: 1881

Profile: 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. 

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