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Esshu “Sakura Biyori”

Niigata prefecture

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Like a delicate cherry blossom

This sake is made with Senshuraku rice, a strain the brewery has helped revive. The brewers sought to make this brew representative of cherry blossoms’ soft beauty. In accordance with that goal, “Sakura Biyori” is delicate and light, something you won’t tire of sipping. On the nose expect licorice, flowers and mineral water. A dry tickle on the tongue delivers crisp, mineral flavor that leaves you feeling like you’re floating.


Brand Esshu
Brewery Asahi-shuzo Sake Brewing Company (Kubota)
Category Ginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Sweet
Rice variety Senshuraku
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 55%
SMV ? +1.0
Acidity ? 0.8
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Esshu “Sakura Biyori” is cold (40-60°F) or room temp (70°F).
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Esshu “Sakura Biyori” - Niigata prefecture

Esshu is made in Niigata prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Licorice

  • Flower

  • Mineral


Recommended Pairing

  • Aperitif

  • Fruits

  • Seafood


Asahi-shuzo Sake Brewing Company (Kubota)

Asahi-shuzo Sake 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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