Uehara-san runs the entire brewery with two other people. They still use wooden tanks, press by hand, and use ambient yeasts. Known to be the first usunigori (light nigori) in Shiga, this sake has notes of grape vine, yogurt, and citrus. Their rustic methods of sake-making comes through in the sake – bold and layered. This nigori is unique in that it can be enjoyed aged. Uehara-san says, “Genshu (undiluted sakes) are sturdy and do not deteriorate with time. You can enjoy this sake two weeks after opening.” He recognizes that this sake is rich, and recommends this sake chilled or warm with robust foods like tonkotsu ramen and miso-based dishes.
- Junmai Ginjo Muroka Genshu Usunigori
- Seimaibuai (rice kernal remaining): Yamada Nishiki 59%
- Brewed in Shiga, Japan by Uehara Shuzo
- 24 fl oz (720ml)
- 17.5% ALC/VOL