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Born “Nihon no Tsubasa”

Born “Nihon no Tsubasa”

Fukui Prefecture

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A first class sake fit for a president

This high class sake was enjoyed by President Clinton during dinner meetings in Japan. It's also the beverage served to first class guests aboard Japan Airlines flights, so you know it's got to be up to snuff. Brewed from grade A Yamada Nishiki rice, Born Nihon No Tsubasa has a unique flavor that compares to pineapple and vanilla. It is exquisitely suited for special dinner occasions, so be sure to pick up a bottle to sip on the next time you're feeling presidential.


Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 35%
SMV ? 3
Acidity ? 1.7
Values listed are at the time of production.

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Born “Nihon no Tsubasa” - Fukui Prefecture

Born is brewed in Fukui Prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Mineral |
  • Pineapple |
  • Vanilla
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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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