“Tenko” Junmai Daiginjo
“Tenko” stands for Heaven (Ten) and ingenuity (Ko). Tenko is a hand made, premium sake. Starting mid-winter, the fermentation is carried for 40 days at extremely low temperature, to produce unique flavors. The yeast used is carefully hand-picked from the ones being preserved at the Kura (brew house). It has the quality of being resilient at low temperature while producing elegant aromas. Notes of cantaloupe, watermelon, apple and grapes that carry through the palate.
Alc: 16% – 17%
About the Producer
Kodama Brewing Company was originally founded in 1879 in the town of Iitagawa, Akita prefecture. The site of KBC is surrounded by rice fields. The name "Taihei-zan", meaning "grand mountain", comes from the beautiful Mount Taihei, which is the highest and symbolic mountain of Akita city.
The brewery uses the "Akita Kimoto" method, the oldest and the original method of sake brewing where lactic acid bacteria is used to protect the yeast for the fermentation. This is a very labor intensive and time consuming process, but Taiheizan sticks to the old-style of sake brewing, and strives to maintain the traditional taste of sake, which has been carried out through generations.