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Kikusui “Sakamai Kikusui” Genshu

Kikusui “Sakamai Kikusui” Genshu

Niigata Prefecture

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A blast from the past

Take a taste of scientific endeavor! Sakamai Kikusui Genshu is made with Kikusui rice, which almost went extinct around 1945. Fortunately, brewers at Kikusui brought the famed rice back from the brink using the only 25 remaining rice grains. What a great thanks we owe them! Without their hard work we would never revel in the undiluted pleasures this sake offers. With a scent like fresh cut apples and a mature, mellow flavor, Sakamai Kikusui Genshu is the perfect blast from the past.


Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory Genshu
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Alcohol 17.0%
RPR ? 40%
SMV ? 3
Acidity ? 1.3
Values listed are at the time of production.

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Kikusui “Sakamai Kikusui” Genshu - Niigata Prefecture

Kikusui is brewed in Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Apple |
  • Mango
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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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