Fukukomachi Evening Sky Junmai Karakuchi Sake 720ml - KIMURA SHUZO


Fukukomachi Evening Sky Junmai Karakuchi Sake 720ml


Fukukomachi Evening Sky is a Junmai Karakuchi. The “Junmai” title means it’s a highly prized premium sake, while “Karakuchi” explains that it’s very dry. Made using Menkoina rice, a non-glutinous rice type found primarily in Akita, which has been polished to 70% (i.e. 30% of each grain is gently milled away). The result is an everyday sake for all seasons and all foods, which can be served both chilled for refreshment and warm for comfort. Cold, it presents a nose of coffee bean, cacao nib, caramel, crunchy pear, toffee apple, strawberry sorbet and dark chocolate. While on the palate, it’s incredibly smooth, light and crisp with a touch of spice and roasted walnut. Slightly warmed, it becomes richer, creamier and a fine companion to heavier foods. And we just love the label on that sharing-sized bottle, its dramatic calligraphy almost looking like the opening titles of a samurai movie directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Kimura Shuzo was established in 1615 by a high-ranking samurai family. Based in Akita Prefecture, the bitterly cold and mountainous north of Japan’s main island of Honshu, this brewery creates award-winning sake using the purest water and the finest rice. For over 400 years they’ve concentrated purely on refining the taste of their products, without ever resorting to automated systems, machines and new-fangled technology. So, what you will taste in each bottle of Fukukomachi – the brewery’s prestige brand – is a handmade and traditional process honed over four centuries by masters of their art.

£3.89 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3383320

Style No.: 860753

Country: Japan
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.5%
Volume: 720ml

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