A perfect example of a Saga sake that has plenty of rice flavor, this junmai comes from Gochoda Brewery, whose motto is, “Sake that starts from growing rice.” They have been growing their own Yamada Nishiki rice on site for more than 30 years, shown off in this sake by polishing it lightly and using a house yeast that originated from Kumamoto. The result is a bold sake with aromas of apricot, caramel, and fresh-baked croissant. We love this sake at room temperature or warm and took it to our mom’s Fourth of July BBQ where she served rib eye!
- Brewed in Saga, Japan by Gochoda Shuzo
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Yamada Nishiki 64%
- ABV 16-17% / SMV: 1 / Acidity 1.2
- 24 oz (720 ml)