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Kubota “Hekiju”

Niigata Prefecture


A walk on the wild side

Kubota Hekiju utilizes the Yamahai brewing method to develop extra deep flavor. This brewing method is known for making a little wilder taste, which is a fun thrill for any sake drinker. Kubota Hekiju sports a sweet, honey-dipped touch to it, which makes for great pairing with savory dishes.


Category Daiginjo
Subcategory Yamahai
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Alcohol 15.00%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? 2
Acidity ? 1.2
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

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Kubota “Hekiju” - Niigata Prefecture

Kubota is brewed in Niigata Prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

Taste Metrics

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Tasting Notes

  • Anise |
  • Honey

Recommended Pairing

  • Meat |
  • Cheese
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Asahi Brewing Company (Kubota)

Asahi Brewing Company (Kubota)

Niigata Prefecture

Asahi Brewing Company was established in 1830 with the motto “quality first.” Brewing good sake comes down to making good rice. Not only do they focus on sourcing high quality sake rice, they dedicate their time and effort in their labs to continuously increase the quality of their harvest. Their efforts do not stop there. In order to help sustain the environment, they implemented the ISO14000 system with environmental sustainability. They also participate in various activities to preserve their natural surroundings. Additionally, they hold tea ceremonies, concerts, and cultural events for the local community. The goal is to make a fun, sustainable, and ultimately enjoyable environment with sake.

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