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Kamotsuru Junmai

Kamotsuru Junmai is a dry sake that perfectly brings out the umami of rice. The refreshing dry taste matches the umami and the unique acidity of the Junmai.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
65%
Alcohol content
14-15%
Kamotsuru Junmai (賀茂鶴 純米酒)

Kamotsuru Junmai (賀茂鶴 純米酒) is a dry sake that perfectly brings out the umami of rice. The refreshing dry taste matches the umami and the unique acidity of the Junmai. It is recommended to serve it cold.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Kamotsuru Shuzō
Name in Japanese
賀茂鶴酒造
Address
9-7 Saijohonmachi, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-0011
Phone
082-422-2122
Website
Online store
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Kamotsuru Sake Brewery is located in Saijō, Higashihiroshima. Originally a soy sauce manufacturer, the business was later converted into a sake brewery. In 1873, Kimura Wahei (木村和平) named the brewery Kamotsuru (賀茂鶴). The name Kamo is the place name and another word for sake, meaning "to produce sake", combined with the word "crane". On the label, two cranes and Mount Fuji represent trust and the best quality. In 1892, Wahei's son, Shizuhiko (木村静彦), became the first president of the company and began to develop the organisation, marketing, and export overseas. Kamotsuru Sake Brewery was formally established in 1928 as a joint-stock company. In 1951, the Tokyo branch office was opened. In 1958, the company released a gold leaf, Daiginjō called "Tokusai Gold Kamotsuru" (特製ゴールド賀茂鶴). This made the company a household name throughout Japan. At the same time, Saijō became known as a brewing region on par with Fushimi and Nada. The company's products are served at sushi restaurants such as Sukiyabashi Jirō (すきやばし次郎), Sushi Mizutani (鮨水谷) and Sushi Matsunami (鮨松波), all of which are affiliated with Yoshino.

The No. 2 and No. 8 breweries in the head office are traditional breweries where ginjō and higher-grade sake are made, and the wooden steamer used to steam the rice during brewing is the largest in Japan. The steamer is made of Yoshino cedar every six to seven years. In 1963, the company registered the trademark of the names of historical figures such as Ako Gishi (赤穂義士), Shizuka Gozen (静御前), Ishikawa Takuboku (石川啄木), etc., with sake as the designated product.

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Colour / hue
Gold
Clarity
Clear
Magnificent fruity nose with notes of cream, caramel and dried fruits. Golden in appearance, it has a soft creamy texture and a medium-light body. Medium dry. Although it has a slight bitterness and fruity sweetness, we found it on the thin side—spicy and refreshing finish. It has all the hallmarks of a typical Hiroshima junmai brewed with ultrasoft water.

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Category
Junmai
Added by
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Views
1,033
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒739-0011 9-7 西条本町 東広島市 広島県

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