EXCESSIVE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH. DRINK WITH MODERATION. CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING PREGNANCY, EVEN IN SMALL QUANTITY, CAN HAVE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CHILD’S HEALTH. THE SALE OF ALCOHOL IS FORBIDDEN TO MINORS UNDER AGE 18
Often referred to as the little Kyoto of the Japanese Alps, Hida Takayama town is a popular district filled with Japanese charm. Our artisan brewer, Hirase Shuzo, was born there in 1623 for almost 400 years, over 15 generations, has never stopped brewing quality sake. The name Kusudama means medicine. This sake is made with groundwater from the Alps of northern Japan, Hida rice, and extremely cold annual temperatures. It is said that this sake is made with the hope that it will cure what ails you.
Fushimi, Kyoto Prefecture, has been called the center of sake brewing for decades. The Saito brewery, producer of Eikun Junmai sake, has persevered, for more than 125 years, in the search for the ultimate flavor for the confection of its sakes, by using, for its brewing, mainly famous spring water Fushimi Nanai, pride of Fushimi.
Eikun Junmai sake has won the award for best Japanese sake for 14 years consecutively.
Eikun Jumai sake is pure koshu.
Our Iwanoi Junmai sake is made by the Iwase Shuzo house (Boso, Chiba Prefecture), a follower of traditional “Yamahai” production method (starter is made in a more laborious way, without adding lactic acid) . This longer fermentation method, now quite rare, gives the sake more pronounced, more complex aromatic notes.
Iwase has been producing this type of refined sake, known as “koshu”, since 1965.