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Born “Chogin”

Born “Chogin”

Fukui prefecture

$280.25 member price
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Fit for royalty

This sake is served at the Imperial Court and is partly what brought Katoukichibee Shouten fame during the Showa period. It’s no wonder that this sake is shipped to the US in limited amounts. From its 20% rice polishing rate to an aging time of five years, “Chogin” is nothing short of being the ultimate junmai daiginjo. The alluring aroma and deep flavor are something you won’t find anywhere else.


Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Sweet
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 20%
Acidity ? N/A
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Born “Chogin” is over ice or cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Born “Chogin” - Fukui prefecture

Born is made in Fukui prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Apple

  • Pear

  • Pineapple


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood

  • Cheese


Katoukichibee Shouten

Katoukichibee Shouten

Fukui prefecture

Originally operating as a money exchange business and very deeply involved in the affairs of the community, in 1860 the village headman and founder became involved in sake brewing. For eleven generations, they have carried the Kichibee name, and in 1866 registered the name as a trademark. In Sanskrit, “Born” is translated roughly as purity/striking truth and represents the brewery’s strong belief in second changes and karmic rewards for hard work. In the beginning of the Showa era, the emperor used Born sake for Japan’s ceremonies, festivals, and guests as Japan’s representative brand.

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