Tuesday, 24 January 2012

new seasonal sake!!

We've received four selection of seasonal sake. 
Since the Tohoku earthquake, we have difficulty to import Japanese sake, so it is not in the proper Hiyaoroshi season in Japan but we are so proud to have those in UK.
So this is the selection.

Niwa no Uguisu
Origin: Fukuoka
Rice: Yamadanishiki & Yumeikkon
Rice polished ratio: 50%
AVB: 16%
“Niwa no uguisu” means “bush warbler in the garden.” This  name came from the tale that one bush warbler bird from Kitanotenman shrine stopped for drinking spring water of their garden in the brewery, and they believe it showed how clean and secreted their water is. The bird in the bottle label is small in the spring & summer time, and as the sake grows up, the bird become bigger in the autumn and winter season.

Gozenshu “Nine” Bodaimoto, Junmai
Origin: Okayama
Rice: Omachi
AVB: 15%-16%
Okayama Prefecture is located on the southern side of the Chugoku region with mountains and hot springs in the northern part while the beautifully color Seto Inland Sea with approximately 90 small and large islands spread in its southern part. This entire region was one of the famous local governments in ancient times. Having the most number of sunny days nationwide, Okayama is famous as a "sunny land" with mild climate and long daylight hours. Lots of fruits such as grapes and white peaches are harvested while its three major rivers are well-suited for sake (rice wine) making.
Female master brewer Mrs Maiko Tsuji and her colleague, wanted to increase the number of sake drinkers in Japan. Gozenshu “Nine” was created those 9 young brewers in Tsuji brewery.   

Fukucho “Kosumosu”, Ginjo
Origin: Hiroshima
Rice: Hattan-nishiki
Rice polished ratio:  60%
AVB: 15%-16%
The village of Akitsu in Hiroshima Prefecture, where the Fukucho Sake Brewery is located, is a quiet place facing the Seto Inland Sea. Akitsu was home of Sanzaburo Miura, a brewing expert that, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, taught many brewers how to brew with soft water and make high quality Ginjo. This is why people say that Ginjo was born in Hiroshima. The name “Fukucho”, was given to they’re sake by Mr. Miura. 
The village of Akitsu; proud of the history of famous sake and known as the home of famous master brewer. Espoused by this father of Hiroshima sake, Sanzaburo Miura, are the words “Try a hundred things, and make a thousand improvements.” passionate female master brewer Mrs Miho Imada carries on this enthusiastic attitude as a tradition today. 

Shichihonyari, Hiyaoroshi
Origin: Shiga
Rice: Yamadanishiki
Polished ratio:60 %
Tomita brewery is one of the oldest and smallest breweries in Japan, founded in the 1540s. The name comes from Japan’s legendary seven brave spearmen—you’ll be able to identify the Shichi Hon Yari by the warrior on the label wielding a long spear.
One of the most famous calligrapher, ceramicist and restaurateur called **Kitaoji Rosanjin loved this sake.
**Kitaoji Rosanjin was calligrapher, ceramicist and restaurateur in Japan during the first half of the twentieth century. Born in the village of Kamigano he founded the “Gourmet's Club” in 1921. It became a private restaurant. The Great Tokyo earthquake of 1923 destroyed most of his ceramics collection, and he began making pottery to replace it. He also became a scholar of antique pottery publishing his work during the 1930's.

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