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Sake Taikan Tokubetsu Junmai

Taikan Tokubetsu Junmai is made of Yamadanishiki rice and has a deep flavour with a slightly savoury aroma.
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Item details

Brewery
Taikan Shuzo Co.,Ltd.
Japanese name
太冠酒造株式会社
Sake type
Tokubetsu Junmai
Prefecture
Yamanashi (山梨)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
16-17%
SMV
+5
Acidity
1.6
Amino acid level
1.6
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Taikan Tokubetsu Junmai (太冠特別純米酒) is made of Yamadanishiki rice that is milled down to 60%. It has a deep flavour with a slightly savoury aroma and a smooth texture; somewhat dry. It can be served cold, but it is best served lukewarm to enhance its umami and spiciness. Its shade is slightly rich.

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The brewery:

The word "Taikan" (太冠) was used by military officers when celebrating their success. The name was given to the sake to mark festive occasions. Taikan Brewery was founded in 1877 and is located in the Southern Alps, a pristine and clean environment. It is managed by Kikuchi Yoshimitsu (菊池良充), who became tōji (brewmaster) at the age of just 32 and produced the gold medal-winning Taikan Daiginjō. The brewery claims that the teachings of Takeda Shingen, who aimed to build a nation through the harmony of its people, are alive and well here.

Taikan Brewery uses Yamadanishiki, local Yamanashi rice, Miyamanishiki and Gohyakumangoku. The brewery only uses organic rice and underground water from the Southern Alps.
Address
57 Kamimiyaji, Minami Alps City, Yamanashi 400-0312
Phone
055-282-1116
Website

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Intensity
Moderate
A solid and typical tokubetsu junmai. A nose of alcohol, koji with a touch of fungi. Dry and spicy with a smooth and earthy finish.

Item information

Category
Sake
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Reviews
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Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒400-0312 山梨県南アルプス市上宮地57

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