Type of sake: Junmai Daiginjo
Seimai Buai: Rice milled to 45 %
Alcohol: 15-16% by volume
Size & UPC: 1.8 liter, 6-pack 844650025026
720 ml, 6-pack 844650025002
Name: Kirinzan Shuzo Founded: 1843
Location: 46 Tsugawa, Aga-cho, Higashi-kanbara-gun,
Niigata 959-4402, Japan
President: Shuntaro Saito – the 7th generation of the owner/founding family
Toji (Master Brewer): Yoshiaki Hasegawa
Ingredients & technical data
Water: soft water
No sulfites, no preservatives.
Nihonshu-do (SMV): +3 Acidity: 1.3 Amino acids: 1.2
Serving temp. : Serve chilled (50-59°F or 10-15°C).
Tasting Notes: Elegant, refined, citrusy on the palate.
Reminiscent of a clean mountain stream.
Food pairing: White fish & shellfish – raw, steamed or grilled.
Chicken - roasted or grilled.
Kirinzan Shuzo is located near Mt. Kirin (= Kirin-zan) in Tsugawa where beautiful rivers run through. Kirin, a mythical creature much like a flying unicorn, is believed to bring about happiness.
The producer won gold medals at Japan National Sake Competition in 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, etc.