Heiwa Shuzo in Wakayama Prefecture currently only crafts 300 bottles of Muryozan 30 Junmai Daiginjo per year (and only 100 made it stateside). This decadent sake can be aged, so this bottle was released as the 2019 vintage. Using Yamada Nishiki rice milled down to 30% (hence the 30 in its namesake), this sake has an expressive fragrance full of melon, jasmine, and custard with an expansive texture and long tail.
Like its cousin, the Muryozan Junmai Ginjo, the 30 has a silky finish. But the 30 takes luxury to new heights with an exceptionally long finish full of Bartlett pear, green apple, and subtle honeydew. An accent of acidity, sharpens the supple, sweetness of the sake. What a balancing act!
Taken from the name of the temple where Heiwa Shuzo stands today, Muryozan is the top-of-the-line collection of the popular Kid line of sakes.
Watch our brewery tour and tasting with Heiwa Shuzo's toji (head brewer) Shibata-san here.
- Brewed in Wakayama, Japan by Heiwa Shuzo
- Junmai daiginjo
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Yamada Nishiki 30%
- ABV 15% / SMV: -3 / Acidity: 1.7
- 24 fl oz (720ml)