Basic Information


Brand:          Kaku-Rei [kaku-rey]

Type:               Daiginjo

Seimai Buai: Rice milled to 48 %

Alcohol:          15-16% by volume

Size & UPC: 720 ml, 12-pack, UPC 844650000009





Aoki [ow-kie] Shuzo      Founded: 1717


1214 Shiozawa, Minami-Uonuma-shi


Niigata 949-6408, JAPAN                     




President: Takafumi Aoki - the 12th generation of the owner/founding family.

Toji (Master Brewer):  Takahiro Imai



Ingredients & technical data


Rice:                Yamada Nishiki

Water:            On-site well water from an underground current  originating at Makihata-yama. Soft water.

Yeast:              Kyokai #14

No sulfites, no preservatives.


Nihonshu-do (SMV): +3         Acidity:  1.2 Amino acids: 0.8



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.


Aoki Shuzo has awarded gold medals at the Japan National Sake Competition for three years in a row, in 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 etc.

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