- Classic Full
|Product Name||Take Suzume, Yamahai Junmai, Non-Filtration Original Sake|
|Brewer||OTSUKA BREWERY CO.,LTD.|
|Location||422, Ikeno, Ikeda-cho, Ibi District, Gifu prefecture|
|Head Brewer||Seiichiro Otsuka|
|Rice Brand||Koji mai:Yamada Nishiki / Kake mai:Gohyaku Mangoku|
|Percentage of Rice Milling||60%|
|Mother Water||Underwater of the Kasu River (First-class river joining the river Ibi)|
Prior to the return of current Head Brewer, Seiichiro Otsuka, in 2010 – at 30 years of age – this particular brewery used only two tanks for catering to the local market. After being inspired by Sakaya Hachibei and their Yamahai Junmai – produced in Mie Prefecture – Ostuka set about creating a new brand, which became Take Suzume. Having practiced Kendo from a young age, wherein his uniform was emblazoned with the family crests of take – bamboo – and suzume – a sparrow, he wanted to bring the same strength and resolution to the brewing craft, thus the compound name. Concentrating on the yamahai method, Otsuka takes a hands-on role in brewing, with assistance from his wife and father, aiming to create sake of a high grade that displays grit and substance. With ongoing investment in upgraded equipment, both the quality and consistency of the sake have been elevated substantially since 2014, reflecting the soulful nature of the craftsman.
Typical of yamahai-style sake bearing the name Takesuzume, there is a heft and a weight to this that still manages to display restraint and sophistication. A distinctive aroma, inherent freshness, and structured dry body marks further ground for an ever-evolving brewer.
Boiled fat rockfish, Kinki, flatfish, etc. Tofu pickled with miso, smoked cheese, pork sauté (with BBQ sauce), grilled lean beef (with garlic), roast pork, steamed meatball dumplings, etc.
Recommended Temperature Range
Thin mini tumbler