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Kikusui “Sakamai Kikusui” Genshu
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Kikusui “Sakamai Kikusui” Genshu

Niigata prefecture

$94.05 member price
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A blast from the past

Take a taste of scientific endeavor! Sakamai Kikusui Genshu is made with Kikusui rice, which almost went extinct around 1945. Fortunately, brewers at Kikusui brought the famed rice back from the brink using the only 25 remaining rice grains. What a great thanks we owe them! Without their hard work we would never revel in the undiluted pleasures this sake offers. With a scent like fresh cut apples and a mature, mellow flavor, Sakamai Kikusui Genshu is the perfect blast from the past.


Brand Kikusui
Brewery Kikusui Brewing Company
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory Genshu
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Kikusui (rice)
Yeast variety Association No. 1901
Alcohol 17.0%
RPR ? 40%
SMV ? +3.0
Acidity ? 1.3
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Kikusui “Sakamai Kikusui” Genshu is over ice or cold (40-60°F).
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Kikusui “Sakamai Kikusui” Genshu - Niigata prefecture

Kikusui is made in Niigata prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Apple

  • Mango


Recommended Pairing

  • Meat

  • Cheese


Kikusui Brewing Company

Founded in 1881, Kikusui Brewing Company has evolved with the times to make sake that’s enjoyed by as many people as possible. They are dedicated to the pursuit of quality and deliciousness while contributing to one’s health, relaxation and enjoyment. They stopped employing the traditional model of employing a brewmaster called “toji” in 1969 and instead have focused on technology and teamwork and to fuel their innovative thinking. They’ve since launched many sensational and iconic products while contributing to the advancement of research such as reviving the Kikusui sake rice, while incorporating sustainable practices as a whole.

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