Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 35%
Brewery Location: Fukushima
Food Pairings: Peppery dishes, blue cheese
Tasting Notes: Solid bodied with a subtle sweetness, this sake exhibits a gorgeous and flamboyant aroma of fruits and flowers that is met with highly balanced acidity, gentle umami tones, and a long, luxurious finish.
Profile: Award-winning Kokken Sake Brewery is surrounded by natural forests and meadows, located in the lush and snowy Southern Aizu region of Fukushima (Japan's 3rd largest prefecture, home to a wide range of lakes, forests and mountains, giving them very large and diverse terroir for sake brewing). Utilizing the teachings of the Nanbu Brewmasters' Guild and their own local touch, they produce exclusively Tokutei Meisho-shu (Premium Grade Sake like Junmai, Daiginjo, etc.) and only use varietals of rice registered as suitable for sake brewing grown from pure water. Kokken produces many different sake (especially Junmai), but their brews are well-loved by locals and at least 60% of their sake is consumed in Fukushima.