This is the sake with spectacularly dry Niigata staple has notes of cooked rice, pepper, and a touch of vanilla. Round, supple, and crisp at the same time, this can be paired easily with fatty meats and fish like pork or salmon, and is an excellent candidate for drinking at any temperature, from ice cold to nice and warm. The iconic yeti on the label is sure to delight as well.
Pairing with Grilled fish, Sashimi, Oden are recommended.
Brewery: Aoki Shuzou
Sake Type: Clean & Dry
Polish Ratio: 55%
Rice: Miyama Nishiki
Aoki Sake Brewery is a sake brewery located in the Uonuma region of Niigata Prefecture, which is one of the most snowy regions in Japan. Since our founding in 1717, we have continued to make sake for over 300 years. Aoki Sake Brewery's sake, represented by Kakurei, is produced by the various blessings of the snow country and the traditional techniques of Echigo Toji. Among Niigata sake, which has a lot of “tanrei dry” sake, we aim to brew “tanrei umakuchi” sake that retains the original flavor of sake rice, and we will inherit that taste for the next 100 years.
The spirit of "harmony" that Aoki Sake Brewery values most in sake brewing. Good sake is produced through the harmony of the brewers, brewers, and farmers who grow sake rice, the sellers of liquor stores and restaurants, and the drinkers who love Kakurei. The idea is to be born.
Behind the harmony is the “spirit of endurance” and “heart of helping each other” unique to Niigata people. The spirit of harmony can only be established when we consider each other, consider each other, sometimes endure, sometimes encourage each other, and sometimes rejoice.
Niigata Prefecture in Japan offers diverse geography, with a rugged Sea of Japan coastline, mountainous regions, and fertile plains. It experiences distinct seasons and heavy snowfall, making it a hub for winter sports. Niigata is renowned for high-quality rice production and boasts hot springs (onsen) resorts. Coastal beauty, traditional fishing villages, and natural parks add to its charm, making it a destination for nature enthusiasts and outdoor activities.