Japanese Sake List
Information on hundreds of Sakes, including photos of bottles, spec sheets, and brewery information
Rice: Yamada Nishiki from Hyogo
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 60%
Brewery Location: Fukushima
Food Pairings: Sushi and Sashimi (especially red fleshed fish like tuna), Roast Beef
Tasting Notes: This sake's distinctive luxurious aroma, gentle sweetness and refreshingly smooth aftertaste work together to ensure the each sip is more delicious and interesting than the last. A good value for an exceptional Junmai.
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.