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Notice the label BY 27 on the bottle. This means that the bottling year was Heisei 27 (or 2015). Juji-Asahi Brewery believes that their sakes should be aged for some years before releasing them. Their high acidity sakes are unlike any other sakes I’ve tried before. This golden muroka sake reminds me of a cross between a Chablis and a tarusake (cedar-aged sake). There is so much going on in this bottle: yogurt, hinoki, parsley, passion fruit – I encourage you to ruminate on this one. Try chilled or at room temperature alongside smoked meats, fish, and cheeses.

Features

  • Junmai kimoto
  • Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Omachi 70%, SMV: +13
  • Brewed in Shimane, Japan
  • 24 fl oz (720ml)
  • 15% ALC/VOL