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Kikusui “Karakuchi” was released in 1978, with the aim to create a clean, clear and dry sake with ample umami that would elevate any type of food pairing. 100% high quality local Niigata sake rice is used with umami components left in the rice. Pasteurization is done just once so that in-bottle maturation brings another depth to the flavor while still offering a freshness coming straight from the brewery.
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Founded in 1881, Kikusui Brewing Company has evolved with the times to make sake that’s enjoyed by as many people as possible. They are dedicated to the pursuit of quality and deliciousness while contributing to one’s health, relaxation and enjoyment. They stopped employing the traditional model of employing a brewmaster called “toji” in 1969 and instead have focused on technology and teamwork and to fuel their innovative thinking. They’ve since launched many sensational and iconic products while contributing to the advancement of research such as reviving the Kikusui sake rice, while incorporating sustainable practices as a whole.
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