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Classic Senkin Muku

Classic Senkin Muku is made of Yamadanishiki rice milled to 60%. It is part of Senkin's "Classic" series, pasteurised only once to preserve its freshness. It has a gentle aroma, a soft texture paired with mild sweetness.

Sake specs

Prefecture
Tochigi (栃木)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Kōjimai 50%, kakemai 60%
Alcohol content
15%
Classic Senkin Muku (クラシック 仙禽 無垢)


Classic Senkin Muku (クラシック 仙禽 無垢) is made of Yamadanishiki rice milled to 60%. It is part of Senkin's "Classic" series, pasteurised only once to preserve its freshness. It has a gentle aroma, a soft texture paired with mild sweetness. In 2019, Senkin started to brew the Classic series employing the traditional kimoto method. "Classic" sake should be consumed slightly chilled or at room temperature.



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Senkin Brewery (株式会社 せんきん)

About the brewery

Brewery
Senkin Brewery
Name in Japanese
株式会社 せんきん
Address
106 Baba, Sakura-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, 329-1321
Phone
028-681-0011
Website
Senkin Brewery is based in Sakura City, Tochigi Prefecture and was founded in 1806. It is now run by brothers Usui Kazuki and Masato in the 11th generation, who work as brewers and tōji. Senkin prides itself on using only rice grown within five minutes of its brewery (Yamada Nishiki, Ōmachi, Kame-no-o) and therefore employ the concept of "domaine" for their sake. Senkin's products have been described as fruitier and lighter than other sake. Senkin produces its sake in small batches: genshu (undiluted sake), muroka (unfiltered), and namazake (unpasteurised).

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
The Usui brothers of Senkin, one of whom studied oenology in France, introduced the concept of 'domaine' to sake, as indicated on their labels: "Domaine Sakura/Yamada Nishiki". Senkin uses only sake rice grown by locally contracted farmers, paying special attention to cultivation methods and the use of pesticides, as well as local water. The wine industry calls this concept 'terroir'.

Senkin has also reorganised its sake lines: "Classic" for their traditional sake (using the Kimoto method), 'Modern' for fusion cuisine, 'Organic Nature', and 'Premium'.

The Classic Muku is only pasteurised once to retain its freshness. It has a floral and slightly sweet nose that prepares you for more lovely sweetness when you take your first sip. The sweetness transforms into crisp effervescence that brings out more of its elegance. A clean finish with a refreshing sour tingle. As it matures at room temperature, it gets fluffier and sweeter. Divine.

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Location
〒329-1321 栃木県さくら市馬場106

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