This seasonal release is a “hiyaoroshi” brew, meaning that it’s brewed with rice that was harvested in the previous fall, then pasteurized in spring and stored. As it matures, it develops crisp flavors and aroma. Being a genshu, this sake has a higher alcohol content and bold flavors. The medium acidity is balanced with umami and a dash of sweetness. Pair with strong flavored dishes to match this sake’s power.
Tsukasabotan is brewed in Kochi Prefecture in the Shikoku region.
Tsukasabotan Brewing Company
Tsukasabotan was established in 1603 as the private brewery for the ruler of Sagawa Castle at the time, Lord Shigeyoshi Fukaoizuminokami. The brewery soon became renowned for its dry sake and still holds that honorable reputation today. The brewery itself is nestled in a valley between the Shikoku mountains, an idyllic place for brewing sake. Today, Tsukasabotan continues to produce sake that is beloved by many, many sake enthusiasts. Every batch they craft adds to sake’s unraveled legacy.
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