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Born “Gold”
Born “Gold” Junmai Daiginjo with a wine glass, served with fruits
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Born “Gold”

Fukui prefecture

$36.10 member price
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Like finding a gold mine

Born “Gold” is a winner of countless accolades and a staple everyone should try, even amongst our vast portfolio. This is a “muroka,” which doesn’t go through any fining treatments, keeping all the fine flavors and aroma intact. Extreme smoothness in texture is achieved by maturing at 14 F for one year before blending. If you’re looking for a smooth, full-bodied junmai daiginjo to impress your friends, this is the one.


Brand Born
Brewery Katoukichibee Shouten
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory Muroka
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? +1.0
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Born “Gold” is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Born “Gold” - Fukui prefecture

Born is made in Fukui prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Apple

  • Peach


Recommended Pairing

  • Cheese

  • Seafood


Katoukichibee Shouten

Katoukichibee Shouten

Fukui prefecture

Originally operating as a money exchange business and very deeply involved in the affairs of the community, in 1860 the village headman and founder became involved in sake brewing. 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/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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