Special offer from Tokyo Direct: the premium sake KUBOTA 久保田 - Hekijyu, brewed in Niigata Prefecture.
"The quality of sake can never exceed the quality of its ingredients." The brewery's passion toward the quality of rice makes their sakes nationally renowned.
This Junmai Dai-Ginjo sake applies a traditional sake brewing style, called "Yamahai," which utilizes the power of natural lactic acid bacteria and takes longer time for the fermentation. Based on the brewing process, this sake has a rich and strong taste but also with clear finish. It is also good to drink this sake in warm temperature.
The prefecture has the greatest number of local breweries in Japan. Niigata is the area with heavy snowfall in the winter, and the nature produces a spring water suitable to sake brewing. It is also renowned for the rice crops farming. The background directly led to the development of their original sake brewing culture.