- Modern Medium
|Product Name||Zaku, Miyabi no Tomo, Junmai Daiginjo, Nakadori|
|Brewer||SHIMIZU SEIZABURO SHOTEN LTD.|
|Location||3-9-33, Wakamatsu-Higashi, Suzuka City, Mie prefecture|
|Head Brewer||Tomohiro Uchiyama|
|Rice Brand||Yamada Nishiki (produced in Mie prefecture)|
|Percentage of Rice Milling||50%|
|Mother Water||Underwater of the Suzuka river|
3rd place at the 2018 SAKE COMPETITION
Gold medal at the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 U.S. National Sake Appraisal
Gold medal at the 2017 KURA MASTER
“The Best” award at the 2017 Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Writers Association for “My Favorite Choice”
Having drawn critical acclaim and numerous accolades – both within Japan and abroad – this producer has one of the highest-valued sake cellars in the world. Little wonder that it was chosen for the toast and served among the G7 leaders during the 2016 summit held in Ise-Shima. Founded in 1869, the brewery takes advantage of the pristine subterranean water and fertile fields of the Ise Plain – Mie Prefecture – despite which it is the only one to remain operating in the Suzuka region. A commitment to locally-grown rice and small-scale batch brewing, and dedication to craft sake that matches with a variety of modern cuisines, have earned them a legion of fans, including football player Hidetoshi Nakata.
Origin of brand
According to the driving philosophy of Head Brewer Tomohiro Uchiyama, “The value of a sake is a cumulative process, contributed to at every step along the path from brewery to the drinker”. Of the three symbols featured in the branding, Zaku refers to ‘Creation’, and Miyabi to ‘Elegance’ or ‘Grace’, with Satori deriving from the name of the Head Brewer.
A Within sake production, three terms are used to distinguish between stages in the pressing process: Arabashiri for the first portions, and Seme for the last, leaving Nakadori to refer to the most pure and prized portion drawn off during the height. Presenting a luscious ginjo-style aroma, mellow and elegant sweetness, and a glossy texture that permeates through the whole length, it seems to bring time to a stand-still. Delicate and refined to the utmost.
Cream soup based fish, Saute in butter, Caprese of water buffalo mozzarella
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