Brand: Kaku-Rei [kaku-rey]
Seimai Buai: Rice milled to 48 %
Alcohol: 15-16% by volume
Size & UPC: 720 ml, 12-pack, UPC 844650000009
Producer: Aoki [ow-kie] Shuzo Founded: 1717
Location: 1214 Shiozawa, Minami-Uonuma-shi
Niigata 949-6408, JAPAN
President: Takafumi Aoki - the 12th generation
of the owner/founding family.
Toji (Master Brewer): Muneyoshi Higuchi
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
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.