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Sawanotsuru Junmai Genshu

Sawanotsuru Junmai Genshu (沢の鶴 純米原酒) is a rich, mellow, dry sake with a mild yet rich flavour and a crisp aftertaste. It is matured and undiluted.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hyōgo (兵庫)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Kōjikome 65%, kakemai 75%
Alcohol content
18.5%
SMV
+3.0
Acidity
1.8
Amino acid level
1.5
Sawanotsuru's Junmai Genshu (沢の鶴 純米原酒)

Sawanotsuru Junmai Genshu (沢の鶴 純米原酒) is a rich, mellow, dry sake with a mild yet rich flavour and a crisp aftertaste. It is matured and undiluted. Enjoy it cold, on the rocks or at room temperature. Nadamiyamizu - natural water from the Rokko mountain range in Kobe, named one of Japan's 100 best water sources - is used for this sake.

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Sawanotsuru Brewery (沢の鶴株式会社)

About the brewery

Brewery
Sawanotsuru Brewery
Name in Japanese
沢の鶴
Address
5-1-2 Shinzaike Minamimachi, Nada Ward, Kobe, Hyōgo 657-0864
Phone
078-881-1234
Website
Sawanotsuru Brewery is located in the Nada Ward of Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture, one of Japan's three major sake production areas. It was founded in 1717 by the first generation of rice merchants, who started brewing sake as a side business. Since then, the ability to judge rice has been passed down from generation to generation.

The brewery's name originates in Japanese mythology: when Amaterasu, the Sun goddess, was enshrined at Ise, a bird was heard singing in the stream at Izawa. When Yamatohime-no-Mikoto (倭姫命) inquired about the source of the singing, she found a pure white crane crying while holding an ear of rice. Isawatomi no Mikoto (伊佐波登美神) was deeply moved by the fact that even a bird could make a rice field and offer food to the kami and ordered Isawatomi no Mikami to brew sake from the ears of rice and offer it to the gods. The crane was henceforth called Otoshi no Kami (大歳神, God of the five grains). The story is based on the origin of the Iza-no-Miya shrine (a separate shrine granted the same status as the Ise Naiku).

In 2017, Sawanotsuru celebrated its 300th anniversary.

Sawanotsuru Sake Museum

This historical museum which preserves an old brewery, has been designated as an Important Tangible National Cultural Property by Hyogo Prefecture. Admission free.

1-29-1 Oishi-minamimachi, Nada-ku, Kobe
078-882-7788
Business hours 10:00-16:00
Closed on Wednesdays, the year-end and New Year holiday, and mid-August Obon holidays

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And we tried it again in the summer. Still strongly recommended, this has become one of our best-liked and oft-consumed Junmai.

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We reordered Sawanotsuru's Junmai Genshu by accident, however, an accident it wasn't. :) We reconfirm our earlier reviews and highly recommend it as a food sake.

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This is to reconfirm our review earlier this year: Sawanotsuru's Junmai Genshu is an excellent brew, a classic Nada! This time we noticed its pleasing nose of chocolate. One to revisit. :)

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Category
Genshu
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Watchers
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Reviews
4
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 4 ratings
Location
〒657-0864 兵庫県神戸市灘区新在家南町5丁目1−2

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