This is a feminine sake if sake has a genderc It has soft, light and elegant taste with aroma of apple marzipan and green apple, thanks to a special yeast called S-3.  Noboru Abe, one of the most critically acclaimed brew masters, has been making sake at Kinshihai Shuzo since 1959.


Basic Information


Brand:            Yukikage [yewkee-ka-gey]

Nickname:      Snow Shadow

Type of Sake: Tokubetsu Junmai

Seimai Buai:  Rice milled to 58%.

Alcohol:          14-15% by volume

Size & UPC: 1.8L, 6-pack, UPC 844650020021

720ml, 12-pack, UPC 844650020007

                        300ml, 12-pcak, UPC 844650020014



Producer:       Kinshihai [keen-shi-hai] Shuzo           Founded:        1825

Location:        836 Motodai, Gosen-shi, Niigata 959-1761, JAPAN


Owner/President:  Koichi Shigeno – the 3rd generation of the owner family

Toji (Master Brewer):  Noboru Abe



Ingredients & technical data


Rice:               Gohyaku-man-goku and koshi-ibuki

Water:            On-site well water, called Tengu's spring water.

Yeast:             S-3

No sulfites, no preservatives.

Nihonshu-do (SMV):   +4      Acidity:  1.3    Amino acids:  1.0


Other information


Serving temp. : Slightly chilled, room temperature, or lukewarm.

Tasting note:  Aroma shows green apple and apple marzipan. Soft, light bodied and long finish.

Food pairing:  Sushi & sashimi, Grilled salmon, Roasted yellowtail, Seafood pot sticker (gyoza).


Kinshihai Shuzo has won gold medals at the Japan national sake competition in 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, etc. Yukikage gSnow Shadowh won the gold award at US National Sake Appraisal gJoy of Sakeh in 2006.