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Kikkawa Kikuyū

Kikkawa Kikuyū is the brewery's standard sake, made of domestic rice milled to 70%. It has a deep and rich taste.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Kanagawa (神奈川)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
70%
Alcohol content
15%
Kikkawa Kikuyū {菊勇 吉川醸造)

Kikkawa Kikuyū {菊勇 吉川醸造) is the brewery's standard sake, made of domestic rice milled to 70%. It has a deep and rich taste. Due to the local water's high mineral content, it is crisp and slightly dry and has what the brewery describes as an "old-fashioned, handmade taste".


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Kikkawa Brewery (吉川醸造)

About the brewery

Brewery
Kikkawa Jōzō
Name in Japanese
吉川醸造
Address
681 Godo, Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1138
Phone
0463-95-3071
Website
Kikkawa Brewery was founded in Isehara, Kanagawa Prefecture, in 1912. The brewery uses water from the Tanzawa Mountains, which is unusually hard for Japanese standards: 150-160 mg/L, meaning one litre of water contains 150-160 milligrams of calcium carbonate. Today, it is common to think that soft water is more suitable for sake brewing. However, hard water promotes yeast fermentation and can be brewed at low temperatures, producing a refreshing and beautiful sake quality. Kikkawa Jōzō follows a new (in fact, old) trend of using rice that is only milled down to 90% to bring out all the elements of the rice that deepen the flavour of the sake. Kikkawa brews its sake slowly at a very low temperature, an effort that takes twice as much time and effort as other methods.

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Colour / hue
Gold
Clarity
Clear
I was very curious to try this Kanagawa jizake, the Kikuyū was our first sake from Kikkawa. It has a sweet nose of caramel and marzipan but turned out to be very crisp, with an undeniably sour and refreshing finish. I am certain that some people will enjoy its vitalising acidity, but it was a tad too much for me. More palatable at room temperature but still very brisk.

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Category
Futsu
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Rating
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Location
〒259-1138 神奈川県伊勢原市神戸681

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