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Kikusui “Karakuchi”

Niigata Prefecture


Crisp as wind

This sake embodies the four seasons; served warm in winter, cool in summer, and is still intense at room temperature. Every taste will greet your tongue with a crisp dryness that is both refreshing and enticing. Don't let the directness of the flavor fool you though, a subtle savory flavor is layered underneath. It's a delightful treat that pairs easily with a wide variety of cuisine, try it out with your favorite foods to find the perfect match.


Category Other
Subcategory Honjozo, Namazume
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Alcohol 15.00%
RPR ? 70%
SMV ? 7
Acidity ? 1.3
Values listed are at the time of production.

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Kikusui “Karakuchi” - Niigata Prefecture

Kikusui is brewed in Niigata Prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

Taste Metrics

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Tasting Notes

  • Walnuts

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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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