Several types of whiskey barrels with different characteristics are used for after-ripening. Midorikawa unblended whiskey aged in barrels is carefully selected by a master brewer and blended with craftsmanship passed down over many years. The complex and gorgeous flavor derived from whiskey barrels gently wraps the delicate and beautiful taste of Midorikawa
Pairing with Smoked dishes, Yakiniku, Cheese "Hard" are recommended.
Brewery: Midorikawa Shuzou
Sake Type: Rich & Oaky
Polish Ratio: 60%
Midorikawa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. is a sake brewery located in Uonuma City, Niigata Prefecture, founded in 1884. Situated in the southern part of Uonuma City, it is surrounded by rice fields where Uonuma Koshihikari rice is cultivated. The brewery draws spring water from the underground at a depth of 50 meters in the Uonuma hills, using it as brewing water. The Uonuma region is characterized by significant temperature variations, making it ideal for rice cultivation. Additionally, the winter season with its heavy snowfall provides stable temperatures that are conducive to sake production. These factors create an environment that produces exceptional sake.
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.