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Taiheizan “Tenko 40” Heavenly Grace
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Taiheizan “Tenko 40” Heavenly Grace

Akita prefecture

$73.15 member price
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A drop of heaven

Back when this sake was launched, it was rare to use the kimoto method for junmai daiginjo, but the brewers did it anyway. Using a newly discovered yeast, “Tenko 40” went on to win gold 10 years in a row after its launch. It’s definitely heavenly, from the first whiff of white flower to the clean, lean and slightly spicy flavor. A sweet undercurrent carries through the whole experience.


Brand Taiheizan
Brewery Kodama Brewing Company
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory Kimoto
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Association No. 1501 lineage (AK-1)
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 40%
SMV ? +2.0
Acidity ? 1.5
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Taiheizan “Tenko 40” Heavenly Grace is cold (40-60°F).
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Taiheizan “Tenko 40” Heavenly Grace - Akita prefecture

Taiheizan is made in Akita prefecture in the Tohoku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Apple

  • Banana

  • Rice


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood

  • Meat


Kodama Brewing Company

Founded in 1879 as a soy sauce and miso producer, Kodama Brewing Company started brewing sake in 1913. They are one of the few sake breweries in Japan that is still producing both miso and soy sauce today. “Tradition and Innovation from Akita” is their motto, and their impressive leadership and achievements throughout their history are evident in their numerous innovations and accolades — the invention of the new modified “Akita Kimoto Method” being one of them. Low-temperature fermentation utilizing the colder climate creates aromatic sake with smooth texture and complexity that is both nostalgic and refined.

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