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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.
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Originally operating as a money exchange business that was deeply involved in the affairs of the community, the village headman and founder reoriented it toward sake brewing in 1860. 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” or “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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