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Kubota “Hekiju”
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Kubota “Hekiju”

Niigata prefecture

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A walk on the wild side

Kubota “Hekiju” utilizes the yamahai brewing method to develop extra deep flavor. This brewing method is known for making a little wilder taste, which is a fun thrill for any sake drinker. Kubota “Hekiju” sports a sweet, honey-dipped touch to it, which makes for great pairing with savory dishes.


Brand Kubota
Brewery Asahi-shuzo Sake Brewing Company (Kubota)
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory Yamahai
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Gohyakumangoku
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? +2.0
Acidity ? 1.2
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Kubota “Hekiju” is cold (40-60°F) or room temp (70°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Kubota “Hekiju” - Niigata prefecture

Kubota is made in Niigata prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Anise

  • Honey


Recommended Pairing

  • Meat

  • Cheese


Asahi-shuzo Sake Brewing Company (Kubota)

Asahi-shuzo Sake Brewing Company was established in 1830 with the motto “quality first.” Brewing good sake comes down to making good rice. Not only do they focus on sourcing high quality sake rice, they dedicate their time and effort in their labs to continuously increase the quality of their harvest. Their efforts do not stop there. In order to help sustain the environment, they implemented the ISO14000 system with environmental sustainability. They also participate in various activities to preserve their natural surroundings. Additionally, they hold tea ceremonies, concerts and cultural events for the local community. The goal is to make a fun, sustainable and ultimately enjoyable environment with sake.

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