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




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



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.