Kikusui “Junmai Daiginjo“

Niigata Prefecture

$44.00
Quantity

Ancient rice to bless your tastebuds

Kikusui is not only the brand name, but also the name of the ancient sake rice revived from extinction using 25 precious remaining seeds. This beautifully dry and crisp sake is crystal clear on your palate, with sophisticated layers to entertain your taste buds. Re-released with a brand new label, it is a true gem created by one of the top producers in Niigata Prefecture.

characteristics

Category
Daiginjo
Subcategory
N/A
Taste Profile
Light & Dry
Alcohol
15%
RPR?
40%
SMV?
+3.0
Acidity?
1.3

Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Region

Kikusui is brewed in Niigata Prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Sweet Rice | Flower | Walnuts

Recommended Pairing

  • Fish | Sushi/Sashimi
Kikusui Brewing Company

Kikusui Brewing Company

Kikusui Brewing Company

Niigata Prefecture

With 130 years of history on their shoulders, the Kikusui Brewing Company of Niigata Prefecture built themselves up from the bottom. The name “Kikusui” is a reference to a Noh theatre play, wherein the dew (sui) from the petals of chrysanthemums (kiku) grant eternal life. In 2004, they established the Kikusui Sake Research Institute in an effort to both raise the bar on the quality of their offerings and wrestle with concepts such as enjoyment of sake and sake culture. They are proud to produce “Funaguchi”—Japan’s first commercially available nama (unpasteurized) sake.

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