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Akitabare “Koshiki Junzukuri” Northern Skies

Akitabare “Koshiki Junzukuri” Northern Skies

Akita prefecture

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Old ways, great taste

“Koshiki Junzukuri” means “old style, pure process,” which makes sense considering this sake is brewed using some tools that are 100 years old! In this case, old ways make for a great taste, so great it has won numerous awards at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal. A bouquet of light spice and mineral leads to a crisp, candied sweetness that fades into a lingering spice. Clean, mild and dry.


Category Junmai
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Alcohol 14.5%
RPR ? 65%
SMV ? +2.0
Acidity ? 1.7
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Akitabare “Koshiki Junzukuri” Northern Skies is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
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Akitabare “Koshiki Junzukuri” Northern Skies - Akita prefecture

Akitabare is made in Akita prefecture in the Tohoku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Pear

  • Persimmon

  • Walnuts


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood


Akita Brewing Company

Akita Brewing Company

Akita prefecture

Akita Brewing Company is located in Araya, Akita, with access to the flowing Omono River. There used to be other breweries in the area, but only Akitabare has stood the test of time. Today, they carry on the tradition of Araya sake with great pride. While lots of innovation has occurred in sake to increase production volume, they often have a trade-off in quality. They are never willing to make that trade-off, so they only use traditional methods and practice their art with delicacy and precision at each step of the process.

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