|Product Name||Akano, Niwatazumi, Junmai Ginjo|
|Brewer||ARIMITSU SAKE BREWERY CO.,LTD.|
|Location||38-1, Akanokou, Aki City, Kochi prefecture|
|Head Brewer||Yoshiyuki Ogi|
|Rice Brand||Tosa Nishiki (produced in Kochi prefecture)|
|Percentage of Rice Milling||60%|
|Mother Water||Underwater of the Akano river|
This brewery is located in Aki City, Kochi Prefecture, where the Akano River and its renowned sweetfish can also be found. A relatively small brewery, they bring a playful and adventurous spirit to their craft. Some might have you believe that the name Akitora – ‘The Tiger of Aki’ – derives from the Hanshin Tigers baseball team, who use Aki City as a spring training ground, but don’t be fooled. The name actually derives from Aki Kunitora, a feudal lord with a fiery history who once resided in the local castle. The sake, by contrast, adopts a welcoming demeanor with its mild flavor.
A sister brand to the popular Akitora, the term Niwatazumi encapsulates the poetic nature of rain water and its ephemeral passage from still pool to rushing stream. The sake likewise adopts an unassuming nature before suddenly asserting itself on the palate. A subtle scent of banana rouses the appetite, followed by savory notes, a slight sweetness, and soft acidity – each of these elements harmonized in an exquisite balance. A particularly good match for any cuisine featuring vinegar.
Sushi (Sushi rice), sliced ginger prepared in vinegar, vinegared crumb, vinegared cuisine in general, grated white radish with lemon, Chawanmushi (a savory Japanese steamed egg custard with assorted ingredients).
Recommended Temperature Range
Pottery flat cup with wide aperture