- Modern Medium
|Product Name||Aki Tora, Junmai, Yamada Nishiki 60%|
|Brewer||ARIMITSU SAKE BREWERY CO.,LTD|
|Location||38-1, Akanoko, Aki City, Kochi Prefecture|
|Head Brewer||Yoshiyuki Ogi|
|Rice Brand||Senbon Nishiki (produced in Kochi prefecture)|
|Percentage of Rice Milling||60%|
|Mother Water||Underwater of the river Aakano|
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 Aki Tora – ‘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.
This limited release, matured from winter to the following autumn, exhibits the sharper edge and robustness of the Senbon Nishiki rice strain, married with the gentler traits of its siblings, such as the Akitora. An aroma of banana rouses the appetite, with savory elements contributing to a moderately fuller but still balanced body. The robust nature of this sake allows for a wide range of drinking temperatures, from lightly chilled through to warm, so adjust to taste.
Sashimi and Salt-grilled of Pacific saury, bar Sushi of autumn mackerel, eggplant cooked with soup etc.
Recommended Temperature Range
10 – 15 ° C cold sake
Around 40 ℃ steamed sake
Porcelain flat cup with small caliber