- Fukui (福井)
- Rice type
- Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Alcohol content
Kokuryū Daiginjō (黒龍 ⼤吟醸) is made of Yamadanishiki rice. It has a full flavour, apparent, full mouthfeel and a refreshing taste with supple, fine-grained flavour: in the back, it has a strong, exotic aromatic flavour, like the sunflower. The pear and cinnamon added to the acacia honey give a lingering taste reminiscent of the sea breeze and the flavour of crushed plum seeds when the White White core is crushed. There are many layers of delicate scents. The high texture and the strength of the core create a skeletal structure, but the fluffy body, like floss, also adds an image of a gentle personality.
Best paired with fresh white fish sashimi and carpaccio., sake-steamed clams, white asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise sauce, and cheese.
About the brewery
- Kokuryū Shuzō
- Name in Japanese
- 〒910-1133 Fukui, Yoshida, Eiheiji, Matsuokakasuga, 1-38
Nowadays, Kokuryū is one of the most well-known breweries in the Hokuriku region, using Yamadanishiki from Tōjō (東条産), Hyōgo Prefecture, and Gohyakumangoku from Ōno (大野), Fukui Prefecture. What sets Kokuryū Brewery apart from other breweries is that it combines original techniques inherited from the company's founding with the latest technology and takes on the challenge of brewing sake that is both old and new. Mizuno Naoto (水野直人), the seventh-generation brewmaster, has also taken an interest in winemaking, visiting France and Germany to apply wine maturing techniques to sake. In April 2021, Kokuryū revamped its brands, with Kokuryū for premium gift sake and Kuzuryū (九頭龍) for social drinking.