Brewed with a newly developed rice called Kan no Mai that withstands cold climates and is full of smoky, saline rice flavors. The rice name is a word made of the Japanese characters "Kan," translated to "God," and "Mai," meaning dance or stage. The specific milling rate of 68% employed in this sake results in a one-of-a-kind flavor profile.
Textured and layered, smoky and sweet, with a cleansing acidity at the end. Simply constructed rice notes with malt-like flavor, and dry on the finish thanks to the prominent acidity.
Great to pair with yakitori or other grilled chicken, sweet potato gnocchi, or pork loin with apricot.
- Kan No Mai
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Rihaku is named after the famous Chinese poet from the 8th century, Li Po, who was known to drink a big bottle of sake and write a hundred poems.
• Rihaku boasts one of the highest average milling rates of all Japanese sake breweries—a testament to its dedication to high quality.
• Each Rihaku sake in the portfolio is made with a different type of sake rice, demonstrating how the deliberate style of a producer can be expressed by four rice types.
- Brewery Name:
- Rihaku Brewery
- Brewery Founded:
- Toji (master brewer):
- Mitsuo Yoshioka
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- Brewery President:
- Yuichiro Tanaka