Shichiken Kinunoaji Junmai Daiginjo



Grower: Shichiken Brewing Co.
Style: Silky and Savoury
Country: Japan
Appellation: Yamanashi
Spirit Type: Sake
Alcohol: 15% ABV
Closure: STELVIN
Bottle Size: 72cl

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The name means silky taste. The bouquet shows pronounced notes of strawberry milkshake, banana, and yogurt. A soft, savoury flavour coats the palate before leading into a long finish. The aroma is more restrained than is common for this style to create a, well-balanced Sake.

Shichiken is a Japanese sake brewery with over 300 years of history, and has been run by the Kitagawara family for 12 generations. Shichiken located at the foot of Yamanashi’s Mt. Kai-komagatake is a Sake brewery overflowing with history. Starting with first generation Ibei Kitahara who fell in love with the water quality of Hakushu (modern day Hokuto-city), and this same source of water continues to be used in new and innovative ways even today, over 300 years later. To Shichiken current brew master Ryogo Kitahara, it is Shichiken’s duty to produce 'Sake that embodies Hakushu water' to its fullest potential. To create the best Hakushu sake, those at Shichiken work hard to embed the pure taste of the local region in every bottle. This includes cultivating local rice, drawing out the cleanest Hakushu water and working closely with local farmers. Rather than secretly developing techniques without opening up to the public, the young Kitagawara brothers take a more modern approach towards their craftsmanship, welcoming anyone to come and observe the process of sake brewing, and even to see the Kojimuro (a room where the malt is dried), where traditionally not even workers at the brewery were allowed to enter unless they were involved in the process.



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