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Kaetsu Kirin Hojun Karakuchi Junmai Daiginjō

Kaetsu Kirin Hojun Karakuchi Junmai Daiginjō is made of Koshihikari rice millded to 50%. It is medium dry, rich in umami, and has a well-rounded and mild mouthfeel.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Niigata (新潟)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+4
Acidity
1.4
Kaetsu Kirin Hojun Karakuchi Junmai Daiginjō (麒麟 芳醇辛口)

Kaetsu Kirin Hojun Karakuchi Junmai Daiginjō (麒麟 芳醇辛口) is made of Koshihikari rice millded to 50%. Koshihikari is one of the most-grown food rice varieties in Japan. Its name refers to Koshi (越国), an old province that stretched from modern-day Fukui to Niigata. It is medium dry, rich in umami, and has a well-rounded and mild mouthfeel.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Kaetsu Shuzō
Name in Japanese
下越酒造
Address
3644, Tsugawa, Aga, Higashikambara, Niigata 959-4402
Phone
0254-92-3211
Website
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Kaetsu Sake Brewery is located in Tsugawa, Agamachi, Niigata, a town on the Ban'etsu West Line, connecting Niitsu in Niigata Prefecture with Aizuwakamatsu and Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture. The brewery was founded in 1880 in Fukushima and then transferred to Niigata in 1886. Niigata Prefecture is famous for its exquisite food rice named Koshihikari. Aga-machi lies at the confluence of the Agano and the Tokonami rivers and is surrounded by many mountains. This climate births the highest class of sakamai (sake rice). Moreover, water quality is also essential in sake brewing. Kaetsu Sake Brewery has an excellent natural spring with pure and soft water. The name, Kirin, derives from a legendary chimerical creature in Chinese mythology.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Kirin Hojun Karakuchi is made of Koshihikari rice, a food and sake rice mainly produced in Niigata. Koshihikari is known for its sharp taste. The sake has a mild and slightly fruity nose with spicy notes of koji. Initially quite mellow, a pleasant sweetness emerges, adding a gentle flavour of moromi and fungi crowned by a sour tingle, only to finish in robust and refreshing dryness (hence hojun karakuchi). It lacks the elegant fragrance characteristic of junmai daiginjo, but its dryness makes it unique and exquisite.
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Category
Junmai Daiginjō
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Reviews
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
3644 津川 阿賀町 東蒲原郡 新潟県 959-4402

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