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Kikusui Junmaishu

Kikusui Junmai has notes of steamed rice notes and umami and compliments well with any food. Kikusui Junmai can be enjoyed at room temperature or even chilled; however, warming it slightly will bring out its rich, mellow taste.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Niigata (新潟)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
70%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+1
Kikusui Junmaishu (菊水の純米酒)

Kikusui Junmaishu (菊水の純米酒) is made of domestic rice grown in Niigata milled to 70%. This perfectly balanced junmai has notes of steamed rice notes and umami and complements well with any food. Kikusui Junmai can be enjoyed at room temperature or even chilled; however, warming it slightly will bring out its rich, mellow taste.

About the brewery

Brewery
Kikusui Shuzō
Name in Japanese
菊水酒造
Address
750 Shimagata, Shibata, Niigata 957-0011
Phone
0254-24-5111
Website
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Kikusui Sake Brewery is located in Shibata, Niigata Prefecture. The brewery was founded in 1881 when Kikusui Setsugorō (菊水節五郎) took over the right to make sake from his uncle, Takasawa Masamichi (髙澤正路), at the tender age of 16 and decided to make a living as a brewmaster. He registered the trademark 'Kikusui' in 1910. The fourth-generation brewers under Takasawa Eisuke (髙澤英介) established Kikusui Sake Co., Ltd. in 1956. In 1972, the brewery launched the first canned sake named "Funaguchi Kikusui Ichiban Shibori" (ふなぐち菊水一番しぼり) in Japan. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the company established the 'Kikusui Sake Culture Research Institute' (菊水日本酒文化研究所) to "research and develop the culture and ways of enjoying sake". In 2021, Kikusui celebrated its 140th anniversary.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
The pinnacle of Niigata junmaishu: slightly dry and a rich mouthfeel without feeling "heavy"; well-balanced flavour with nice umami. Also known as Kikusui Ichi Kangari (菊水一燗上がり), its mellow taste becomes even more pronounced when heated. Gold medal winner in the Kansake Award 2021.
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Category
Junmai
Added by
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Views
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Watchers
1
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒957-0011 新潟県新発田市島潟750

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