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Kaika “Tobindori Shizuku” Black
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Kaika “Tobindori Shizuku” Black

Tochigi prefecture

$169.10 member price
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A sweet treat

This sake displays the peak abilities of the brewery, and is made in very small batches. The reason is due to handling highly polished rice, and using a natural drip pressing method. The labor spent is worth it. This sake graces you with a light aroma of fruit candy, which prepares you for the sweet, silky smooth texture that hints of cotton candy. Definitely a treat.


Brand Kaika
Brewery Daiichi Brewing Company
Category Daiginjo
Subcategory Genshu
Taste Profile Light & Sweet
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Tochigi Yeast
Alcohol 17.0%
RPR ? 38%
SMV ? +2.0
Acidity ? 1.1
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Kaika “Tobindori Shizuku” Black is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Kaika “Tobindori Shizuku” Black - Tochigi prefecture

Kaika is made in Tochigi prefecture in the Kanto region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Apple

  • Pear


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Aperitif


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.

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