Kirin "Hizoshu" Aged Daiginjo

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Kirin "Hizoshu" Aged Daiginjo


Class: Daiginjo, Aged

Rice: Yamada Nishiki

Rice-Polishing Ratio: 40%

Brewery Location: Niigata

Food Pairings: Roast beef, Peking Duck, Ankimo (Monk fish liver), Karasumi (dried mullet roe), Uni, Cheese

Tasting Notes: This sake, originally brewed for sake competitions, is stored in cold storage for 5 years to preserve the aroma and flavor. Has the maturity of a budding young woman, and a calm aroma. A hint of dryness accentuates rich flavor, and the umami blooms in one's throat for the exquisitely long, fine finish. To be enjoyed slowly, so one may savor the passage of time with every sip.

Awards: Gold Prize, New Aged Sake

Size: 750ml

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Brewery: Kaetsu Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Founded: 1880

Profile: 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. 

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