This is a sake that recalls the past. Terada Honke set out to make a brew to express what sake used to taste like 100 years ago. Using the traditional kimoto method (using naturally occurring lactic acid) and releasing the sake unpasteurized, unfiltered, and undiluted, this sake is certainly rustic yet contemplative. Get ripe Bosc pears and nuttiness on the nose with a lush, juicy palette.
Enjoy this genshu (undiluted) sake warm, or bring down its 20% ABV by enjoying on the rocks!
Terada Honke was established over 340 years ago and are currently lead by 24th generation Toji Masaru Terada. They focus on extremely old-school brewing conventions; they brew using traditional yamahai and kimoto methods, sing while agitating the mash, rely solely on naturally occuring microorganisms which live at the brewery, and use as little machinery as possible, all while using pesticide-free rice. They even have a cafe on site at their brewery where they use their sake kasu and other byproducts to craft dishes and teach their guests about the magic of fermentation. True to Terada Honke form, this sake is a nama muroka genshu (unpastuerized, unfiltered, undiluted).
- Brewed in Chiba, Japan by Terada Honke
- Nama Muroka Genshu Junmai
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Koshihikari and Yukigesho 90%
- ABV 20% / SMV: Undisclosed / Acidity: Undisclosed
- 24 fl oz (720 ml)