- Modern Medium
|Product Name||Katsuyama, Diamond Akatsuki, Junmai Daiginjo, Centifuge|
|Brewer||Katsuyama Supreme SAKE co.,Ltd|
|Location||25-1, Aza Futamata, Fukuoka, Izumi-Ku, Sendai City, Miyagi prefecture|
|Head Brewer||Mitsuaki Goto|
|Rice Brand||Yamada Nishiki (produced in special A area, Hyogo prefecture)|
|Percentage of Rice Milling||35%|
|Mother Water||Underground water of the foot of Izumigadake, Sendai|
Parker Point 95
With an astonishing foundation date of 1688, this is the sole remaining brewery under the ownership of the Date clan, based in Sendai. Just one of many activities dedicated to both preserving the 800-year-old traditions of the clan, and promoting that history to the next generation, the brewery is nevertheless innovative in having established and overseen not only restaurants in Paris and Florence, but also a school of culinary arts, a wedding hall, and several other hospitality ventures.
From cutting-edge technology, such as a centrifugal separator, to embracing concepts and approaches like terroir and noble rot, and even recommending sake paired with cigars – Katsuyama is pragmatic in pursuing the ultimate marriage of old and new in the realms of premiere global cuisine.
Subjecting the moromi – primary fermenting mash – to their cutting-edge centrifugal separator yields the Akatsuki, in a process that was constantly refined. The name Diamond Akatsuki is used to designate the purest incarnation of this technique, consisting of the clearest and most ephemeral element of the sake, and establishing it near the pinnacle of the craft. Purity is the key word here, from initial appearance and acidity, to clear-cut flavors, sweet rice notes, and beguilingly-contoured body. There are a great many drinks that aspire to be liquid gold, but this is truly a liquid diamond befitting the name.
Sirloin Steak, Duck Roast tipped Truffle, Sukiyaki with Japanese beef, Sashimi (Dai-toro and Sea urchin), caviar, pizza Margherita, aged raw ham, aged cheese, abalone steak, Beijing duck, swallow’s nest.
Drinking Sake before eating strawberries and framboise (the way to drink sake before eating fruits) is superb!
Recommended Temperature Range
Large wine glass