Soft and layered, with a clean and crisp character and gentle aromas of honeysuckle, mochi rice, melon and mint. These expressions are born through the brewery's precise use of the differences between different sake rice varietals, Junmai brewing and post-production methods, freezing cold storage, and the softspoken dedication to finding perfect balance between the flavors in every cup.
Pair with Japanese Style Hamburger Steak, Fish and Chips, Sharp White Cheddar, or Lamb with Mint Jelly.
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 65%
This humble brewery is located in the valley of Aizubange, a gem blessed with cold winters and clean rivers in the northern portion of the Aizu region in Fukushima Prefecture. The valley's rice cultivation is the crux of their economy, and in order to reflect the interesting terrior of Aibugante, Akebono Shuzo uses 100% local sake rice. Thanks to this, as well as their dedication to small details and brewery cleanliness (all equipment is hand cleaned and dried at high temperatures - any cloth used in the machines is boiled) their sake has a very pure flavor and is highly suitable to enjoy alongside a meal.