Tasting Notes: Rich, diverse and intense but yet scores brilliantly on the drinkability factor. A bold Yamahai sake with textural complexity given that it's undiluted, unpasteurized & not having undergone charcoal filtration.
Outstanding when paired with steaks & yakiniku.
Beverage Notes: Yamahai 山廃 - Sake made using a special method during the yeast starter (moto) stage. This allows environmental microorganisms to have an effect on the flavor. The resulting Yamahai sakes offers flavour with pronounced umami & higher acidity & overall complexity.
About Inoue Seikichi Brewery Co.,Ltd
真・地酒宣言 (Shin Jizake Sengen) translates as “The Authentic Local Artisanal Sake”
Inoue san, owner/brewer is bent on using only produce from Tochigi Prefecture, where the brewery is. Tochigi is an hour north of Tokyo by train.
His aim is to showcase the splendour of Tochigi and where many breweries use rice & yeast cultivated in various parts of Japan, he collaborates with local rice farmers to help improve the quality of their crop.
He is also actively involved with the Tochigi Insittute of Brewing, where they research on new yeast strains and look to improve the quality of sake brewing in the prefecture.