Basic Information


Brand:          Kaku-Rei [kaku-rey]

Type:            Daiginjo

Seimai Buai:  Rice milled to 48 %

Alcohol:          15-16% by volume

Size & BPC:   720 ml, 12-pack

UPC Code:     844650000009




Producer:     Aoki [ow-kie] Shuzo

Owned by:    Aoki Family              Founded:      1717

Location:       1214 Shiozawa, Minami-Uonuma-shi

                   Niigata 949-6408, JAPAN              



Toji (Master Brewer):  Hidehiro Shinbo

Shinbo-san who has been working with sake for almost

a half century, ensures that the Aoki Family maintains

its three-century-old tradition of craftsmanship.


Ingredients & technical data


Rice:               Yamada Nishiki

Water:         On-site well water from an underground current

originating at Makihata-yama. Soft water.

Yeast:                        Kyokai #14

SMV:               +3                Acidity:          1.2     Amino acids: 0.8

No sulfites, no preservatives.



Other information


Serving temp:  Chilled or at room temperature.

Tasting notes: Aromatic, slightly floral, full bodied, hints of pear & apple.  Clean finish.

Food pairing:          White fish – raw or lightly cooked. Oysters – creamy oysters, raw or steamed.


This sake won a gold award at the Joy of Sake (the US National Sake Appraisal) in 2006.

Aoki Shuzo has awarded gold medals at the Japan National Sake Competition in 2009.