Kikusui Shuzo Funaguchi Jukusei Ginjo Genshu Nama Sake Can
Founded in 1881, making it a relatively young brewery, Kikusui is still run by the same family under the current 5th generation President. Over the years Kikusui has endured many trials including securing rice for brewing, labour shortages and drops in sales in the harsh post-war years.
However, the biggest challenges came in the form of the Niigata Earthquake in 1964 then the Kaetsu Flood of 1966 and 1967 where for two consecutive years the brewery was destroyed and washed away. Even in the face of such adversity Kikusui has always remained committed to the pursuit of producing the highest quality Sake which people can enjoy drinking. As drinking preferences change with the times so is Kikusui developing new products so that our customers can continue to enjoy the highest quality Sake, that is both affordable and easy to drink. From humble beginnings Kikusui has remained true to their vision of creating Sake that can be enjoyed by more and more people.
Well ripened apple, banana, pineapple and lychee, with a creamy-soft, smooth finish. This is a one-of-a-kind, unpasteurized, cask-strength sake that is also slightly fortified with brewer's alcohol. It's a classic "Ho Jun Ama Kuchi" (Big-Bodied Sweet Palate). This sake is rich, full-bodied, and not the least bit shy with viscosity.
It will pair nicely with rich, heavy dishes, namely spicier dishes from Southeast Asia.