The brewers of Takeno Tsuyu work with a local rice cultivation research company to source their rice. In the case of this sake, that’s two kinds of rice, Dewasansan and Miyamanishiki. These rice, in combination with Yamagata yeast, are used to craft a sake with a clear aroma of white flowers and minerals. Its medium textured body has equal parts lightness and richness with a savory flavor that finishes like fresh rain.
Takeno Tsuyu is made in
Takeno Tsuyu Brewing Company
Located near one of the three famous mountains of Yamagata, Mt. Haguro, Takeno Tsuyu Brewing Company was established in 1858. They chose the area for its wealth of clear water and even excavated a new well in 2002 with water so pure it was certified to be pure drinking water (a hard task to accomplish). The brewery itself is surrounded by a bamboo grove, which gave the brewery its name, “Takeno Tsuyu” meaning “bamboo dew.” They use their own local yeast instead of the industry standard, which means their sake has its own special flare born from the land.
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