With 130 years of history on their shoulders, the Kikusui Sake Company of Niigata prefecture built themselves up from the bottom. The name "Kikusui" is a reference to a Noh theatre play, wherein the dew (Sui) from the petals of chrysanthemums (Kiku) grant eternal life.
In 2004 they established the Kikusui Sake Research Institute in an effort to both raise the bar on the quality of their offerings and wrestle with concepts such as enjoyment of sake, and sake culture. They are proud to produce "Funaguchi" - Japan's first commercially available Nama (unpasteurized) sake.
Kikusui Organic Junmai Ginjo, inspected and certified by the infamously harsh scrutiny of the National Organic Program, carries itself with a quiet dryness and a respectful disposition. The front of the nose is reminiscent of ripened bananas, blending well with an understated honeydew flavor on the palate. Enjoyable chilled, and a pleasure to pair with light fare, as the quiet and amiable personality of this sake will not hinder the seasoning of your meal.