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Born "Wing of Japan"

Fukui prefecture

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First-class sake

Served in first class on Japan Airlines, “Wing of Japan” is a blend of two junmai daiginjo of 20% and 35% rice polishing ratios. Both brews utilize Yamadanishiki rice grown in Hyogo prefecture, and are aged at 32 degrees Fahrenheit for about two years. Prior to shipping they are blended in a 1:1 ratio to form a sake that is quite aromatic, with an umami-rich flavor that delivers dry.


Brand Born
Brewery Katoukichibee Shouten
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki (Designation A)
Yeast variety In-house (KATO9)
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 35%
SMV ? +3.0
Acidity ? 1.7
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Born
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Born is made in Fukui prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Mineral

  • Flower

  • Chestnuts


Recommended Pairing

  • Aperitif

  • 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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