“Tobindori Shizuku” refers to a method where brewers carefully separate the fermented rice mixture from the liquid by putting it into bags and hanging them. There is no pressure added, and the drops of liquid called shizuku are collected in traditional 4.8 gallon glass bottles called tobin. It’s only used for premium, often competition-grade sake. Enjoy this one, in a special mini tobin designed for you.
Kaika is brewed in Tochigi Prefecture in the Kanto region.
Daiichi Brewing Company
Founded in 1673, Daiichi Brewing Company is the oldest brewery in Tochigi Prefecture which has endured many challenges over time. At the end of the 19th century the brand Kaika (開化) was born, coinciding with the westernization of Japan. In 1936, they changed the character to Kaika (開華) to express the elegance in their sake, and in 1998 they switched to only producing premium grade sake. They are both historic and innovative, incorporating newer brewing techniques, and unmistakenly loved dearly by locals, as you can find them holding outdoor festivals on brewery grounds every summer.