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Kasumi Tsuru “Yamahai” Junmai Ginjo
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Kasumi Tsuru “Yamahai” Junmai Ginjo

Hyogo prefecture

$57.00 member price
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Versatile and fulfilling

This sake was created 45 years ago in Japan and debuted in the U.S. in 2005. Today it is made using the slower yamahai method, revealing a deep flavor steeped in persimmon and asian pear, and even a little kombu seaweed. After the first splash of flavor passes, you’ll find notes of fennel and minerality. This brew is recommended in many different temperatures, so have fun with it.


Brand Kasumi Tsuru
Brewery Kasumi Tsuru
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory Yamahai
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Association No. 1901,  Association No. 901
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 55%
SMV ? +0.4
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Kasumi Tsuru “Yamahai” Junmai Ginjo is over ice, room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
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Kasumi Tsuru “Yamahai” Junmai Ginjo - Hyogo prefecture

Kasumi Tsuru is made in Hyogo prefecture in the Kinki region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Asian Pear

    Asian Pear
  • Persimmon

  • Kombu Seaweed

    Kombu Seaweed

Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Aperitif


Kasumi Tsuru

Founded in 1725, Kasumi Tsuru Brewing Company is one of the few breweries that uses an orthodox brewing method known as kimoto and yamahai for every single one of their sake today. This is a labor intensive method that demands high skill and knowledge. The company believes in sake that compliments cooking, and all their products pair excellently with a variety of dishes. The 15 types of D-amino acids produced from the natural lactic acid produced using this method are rumored to have health effects, and in sake they boost the rich, umami flavors this brewery is known for.

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