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Ichishima - Tokobetsu Honjozo Sake

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$33.99 - $33.99
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Ichishima is a family-owned brewery in the Niigata prefecture that has been making sake since 1790. Located on the western coast of Japan, it's nestled in between the ocean and the mountains, and can receive more than 30 feet of snow annually. The cold temperature allows for an incredibly long fermentation times (roughly five weeks), resulting in light, delicate, and elegant sake flavors that bring new meaning to the word graceful.

The Tokubetsu Honjozo sake is made from Gohyakumangoku and Koshiibuki rice, polished down to 60%. Technically, the milling percentage would allow Ichishima to classify it as Ginjo, but in order to save on export tax, as well as provide value to their customers, they declassified the sake to Honjozo. Tokubetsu Honjozo means a small amount of rice spirit is added late in the fermentation process, stimulating the yeast cells into making a second round of aromatic.

Tasting notes

Subtle in aroma, this sake offers a smooth, dry and light entry to the palate with complex notes of spices and nuts.

Brand
Ichishima
Size
750ml
ABV
14.90%
Country
Japan
Region
Niigata prefecture
Kosher
No