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Shimaoka Shuzo Gunma Izumi Yamahai Honjozo 300ml

Shimaoka Shuzo Gunma Izumi Yamahai Honjozo 300ml

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This is a classic, delicious Honjozo with crimini mushroom, almonds and lilac aromas. The first sip of this sake is full of stone fruit and minerals complimented by notes of caramel, cocoa and almond and finishes with plenty of umami.

'Honjozo is a grade of sake, the indigenous and traditional rice wine that has become a strong symbol of Japan's national culture. While the production technique is similar to that of Junmai sake, the sake master is permitted to add a small amount of neutral alcohol to the brew during fermentation.'

Shimaoka Shuzo

Founded in 1863, Shimaoka Shuzo is located in Ota shi, in the eastern part of the Gunma Prefecture. This traditional kura specializes in small batch sake and top-quality water.Toji Fuse Tokutaro is 76 years old and has been working at the brewery for nearly 50 years. His family has held the toji position for several generations. Fuse Tokutaro is also the presdent of the Echigo Brewers Association, a very prestigious position. Because of the long-lived traditions at this kura, Toji Fuse only hires the most experienced employees

The water used in Shimaoka Shuzo, sake is from a local well in Akagiyama. The water has a high mineral content, giving the Gunma Izumi sakes a round, rich mouthfeel. Gunma Izumi sakes are typically blended with older sake, and /or aged 1-3 years, adding depth and the kura’s signature color. The sakes are made in the Yamahai style, using only natural yeasts that have developed in the brewery over many generations.

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