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Toyonoaki “Karakuchi Kingoro”
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Toyonoaki “Karakuchi Kingoro”

Shimane prefecture

$34.20 member price
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Your new friend Kingoro

The founder of Yoneda Brewing Company, Kingoro Yoneda is the namesake of this delightfully dry sake. “Karakuchi,” meaning dry, expresses the dryness of the sake as well as Kingoro’s stern, strict character with a passion for brewing he was known for. Enjoy refined sweet grain and star anise on the nose, and a rather old-school, sharp, dry peppermint finish. And be sure to raise a glass to your new friend, Kingoro.


Brand Toyonoaki
Brewery Yoneda Brewing Company
Category Junmai
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety GohyakumangokuYamadanishiki
Yeast variety Association No. 901
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 65%
SMV ? +8.5
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Toyonoaki “Karakuchi Kingoro” is room temp (70°F), warm (85-115°F) or hot (120°F-).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Toyonoaki “Karakuchi Kingoro” - Shimane prefecture

Toyonoaki is made in Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Anise

  • Chestnuts

  • Mint


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Cheese

  • Veggies


Yoneda Brewing Company

Yoneda Brewing Company was founded in 1896 in Matsue City, Higashihonmachi. The founder Kingoro Yoneda named the brand Toyonoaki (bountiful fall) to express anticipation and gratitude for the fall harvest. They use Shimane prefectural rice as much as possible, use local spring water, and belong to Izumo Toji Guild, a very small and historic school of sake brewing in the area with over 100 years of history. Because sake is made of important living microorganisms, they vow to always work with nature, not only to produce beautiful sake but also to contribute to sustainability efforts within the community.

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