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Kikusui “Karakuchi”
Kikusui “Karakuchi”
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Kikusui “Karakuchi”

Niigata Prefecture


dry, clean, with ample umami

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 Honjozo
Subcategory Namazume
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Alcohol 15.0%
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.

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Tasting Notes

  • Walnuts
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Kikusui Brewing Company

Kikusui Brewing Company

Niigata Prefecture

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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