Rikako Kanehira is the 8th generation owner of the brewery. Since facing the challenges that came with 2020, her staff now only consists of family members. Her mission is simple – to make sake that brings happiness. And happiness indeed exists in this nigori, not only in its sleek packaging, but in its uniqueness. Kanehira wanted to make nigori that was not sweet and instead enjoyable alongside an array of foods, but still had a viscous texture on the palate. I enjoyed the tart apple notes, and crisp dry ending with spaghetti alle vongole. Sip this nigori chilled or slightly warmed within one to two days of opening for the best flavor and aroma.
Read the interview with Aiyu Shuzo President Rikako Kanehara here.
A real gem, relatively mild and light, uncharacterisitic of nigoris. Full of floral and rice aroma with a quick sharp finish.
- Brewed in Ibaraki, Japan at Aizu Shuzo
- Junmai Nigori
- Seimaibuai (rice kernel remaining): Nihionbare 70%
- ABV 15.5% / SMV: +3
- 12.8 fl oz (375ml)