A seasonal release brewed with rice that has been matured over the season. This sake is on the medium-dry side, making it a good entry brew for those who want to experience a drier sake, but aren’t ready for something super dry. The matured aroma is a waft of rice mixed with sweet melon and banana. Its savory flavor slowly expands over the palate and gives a subtle acidity.
Gokyo is brewed in Yamaguchi Prefecture in the Chugoku region.
Sakai Brewing Company
Established in 1871 in the Yamaguchi Prefecture, Sakai Brewing Company lives by its core value, “Do simple things thoroughly to make good sake.” From the growing of rice to the brewing process itself, the brewery is dedicated to empowering the local people. They contract their rice from local farmers, hire locals, and even hold annual events for children in the area to learn about sustainability and celebrate the planting and harvesting of rice. Their staple brand “Gokyo,” meaning “five bridges,” is named after the five arched bridges connecting across the Nishiki River.
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