Tokubetsu Junmai is a type of sake with "Ginjo" grade rice-polishing ratio, but with the characteristics of "Junmai" sake. This Ichinokura Tokubetsu Junmai is indeed a junmai-like versatile sake with mild aromas designed for various types of food. The taste profile changes based on the temprature; chilled with well-balanced umami with clean sharp aftertaste, room-temprature with slight aging aroma and hearty Junmai rice aroma, warm with full-body rich taste with acidity and sweetness. Using a delicious signature table rice "Sasanishiki".
Ichinokura is brewed in Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku region.
30 miles north of Sendai City in Miyagi, Ichinokura started in 1973 combining four local sake breweries. Their policy hasn’t changed since its inception that all brewing process must be done by hand. Sake brewing requires all human senses; physical involvement of touching, tasting and smelling in the production seems rather inefficient but they believe this is the only and most efficient way to brew high quality sake.