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Nanbu Bijin “Daiginjo”
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Nanbu Bijin “Daiginjo”

Iwate prefecture

$68.40 member price
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Makes your heart smile

Nanbu Bijin “Daiginjo” was given a gold medal in the “sake for wine glasses” category. So what’s the secret? The brewers use a special grade of Ginotome rice that is only found in Ninohe city, Iwate Prefecture. Then they polish it down by a whole 50%. What’s left is brewed with heart and soul so that you can enjoy a sake with perfectly matched umami and sweetness. One whiff will bring a grin to your face, and one taste will bring a smile to your heart. For the full effect serve this sake cold in a thin wine glass, then sip like a champion.


Brand Nanbu Bijin
Brewery Nanbu Bijin
Category Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Sweet
Rice variety Gin Otome
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 40%
SMV ? -1.0
Acidity ? 1.4
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Nanbu Bijin “Daiginjo” is cold (40-60°F).
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Nanbu Bijin “Daiginjo” - Iwate prefecture

Nanbu Bijin is made in Iwate prefecture in the Tohoku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Apple

  • Pear


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood


Nanbu Bijin

From a tiny town of Ninohe City, Nanbu Bijin has a big personality thanks to the owner Kosuke Kuji. His leadership through the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 along with leading the brand into international recognition has been documented in many forms including the movie “Kampai! For the Love of Sake” (2015). Their family crest symbol on the center of some of their updated labels is a testament to how they value historical knowledge while aiming for the new. They use unpasteurized well water, and single in-bottle pasteurization help create innovative flavor profiles not to be missed.

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