Despite 12 years of aging, this sake still has a shocking amount of acidity due to the technique of using 99% koji rice, compared to the industry standard of 20%. Yamahai method of yeast starter and bottling at gensu strenth add to the acidity and intensity of this contemplative sake.
Kanbara is brewed in Niigata Prefecture in the Hokuriku region.
Kaetsu Brewing Company
Kaetsu Brewing Company Niigata Prefecture The president of Kaetsu Brewing Company, Dr. Shunichi Sato, is a professor of sake and is one of the most highly regarded sake experts in the country. Dr. Sato and his wife Yoshiko run the business together, and both come from sake brewing families on both their parents’ sides; so together they represent four legacies of sake brewing expertise. With their combined knowledge, they’ve established the brewery in Niigata Prefecture, an area renowned for its wonderful rice and crystalline waters. Using the land’s bountiful gifts, brewers at the brewery aim to share the joys of Japanese sake with the world.