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Sake Takara Shochikubai Ryoma ga yuku

A very inexpensive "table sake" that's easy to drink but with few characteristics
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Item details

Brewery
Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd
Japanese name
宝酒造株式会社
Sake type
Ginjō
Prefecture
Kyōto (京都)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
15-16%
SMV
n/a
Acidity
n/a
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Takara Shochikubai Ginjō Ryoma ga Yuku (松竹梅・松竹梅・龍馬がゆく・吟醸) is a regular ginjō made of domestic rice milled down to 60%. The alcohol content ranges between 15-16%. This is a sake that's mainly sold in supermarkets at a price range of around 600 JPY.

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About the brewery:

Nowadays, Takara Shuzo Co. is a subsidiary of Takara Holding. The company produces sake, shōchū (it is Japan's largest shōchū distiller), chūhai, whisky as well as seasonings. Takara Shuzo also owns the Tomatin distillery of Highland single malt scotch whisky. The holding company was established in 2001. The original sake brewery was set up in 1842. Later, in 1864, the brewery started to manufacture shōchū and mirin. Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd was established in 1925 and created its brand Shōchikubai (松竹梅) in 1933. After WWII, Takara expanded into the US where it established a subsidiary, Takara Sake USA Inc. in 1983. In 2017, Takara Shuzo International Co., Ltd was founded. New sake products include Shirakabegura Mio sparkling sake.
Address
609 Higashifu, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8353
Phone
075-241-5111
Website

Latest reviews

Table sake
Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Intensity
Moderate
Takara is an industry giant known for its shōchu and chuhai available at supermarkets and convenience stores across Japan. We found this bottle at OK Store which seems to be a major distribution channel for Takara. At around 600 yen, we were a little reluctant to buy, however, curiosity prevailed. With a strong nose of cereal, green, and - not surprising - alcohol, the Ryōma ga yuku ("Ryōma goes his way", alluding to a historical novel by Japanese author Shiba Ryōtaro) turned out to be quite mild. It has a slightly spicy, alcoholic finish but gets milder if you leave it in the refrigerator for a few days. It's an easy-to-drink table sake but I doubt we will have it again on our table. Also available as cask sake (2-litre box).

Item information

Category
Sake
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Reviews
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Last update
Rating
3.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒612-8353 京都府京都市伏見区東府609 宝酒造伏見工場

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