Taruzake Tokubetsu Junmai
A rich, balanced sake matured in Japanese cedar barrels, imparting aromas of mint, pine forest, and of course cedarwood. This is an exceptionally balanced taruzake, with the wood well integrated rather than overpowering. It is a fantastic pairing with winter stews.
Cedar barrels were the traditional method for storing and transporting sake.
SMV : +2, Acidity: 1.4, Alcohol: 15%-16%
About the Producer
Ichinokura is located in Matsuyama, Miyagi Prefecture, in the mountains outside Osaki City. Situated in the middle of a forest, it is blessed with clean, fresh air, abundant underground water and rice suitable for sake making. It was founded in 1973 by the merger of four rival Miyagi brewing families, each with a 100-300 years of history. The resulting enterprise was named “One” (Ichi) “Brewery” (Kura), and dedicated their efforts to the production of the finest expression of Miyagi sake. Miyagi Prefecture is Japan’s breadbasket, and grows some of the world’s finest sake rice. Ichinokura uses a minimum of 90% local rice in their sakes, which balance tradition with modern ingenuity.