- Modern Medium
|Product Name||Rokuju Yoshu, Junmai Ginjo, Yamada Nishiki|
|Brewer||IMAZATO BREWERY CO.,LTD.|
|Location||596, Shukugo, Hasami-cho, Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki Prefecture|
|Head Brewer||Hitoshi Yamashita|
|Rice Brand||Yamada Nishiki （Hasami-cho, Nagasaki prefecture）|
|Percentage of Rice Milling||50%|
|Mother Water||Underground water of Mt. Kurokami in Arita-cho, Saga prefecture|
Gold medal at 2014 U.S. National Sake Appraisal
6th place at 2013 SAKE COMPETITION
Gold medal at the 2017 KURA MASTER
Located in the town of Hasami – renowned for its local style of pottery – in the Higashisonogi District, northern Nagasaki Prefecture, this brewery is situated in a basin ringed by 400-meter-high mountains – the tallest being Mt. Unzen – which makes it suitable for brewing sake. Having been steadily expanded since the later part of the Edo period, the brewery premises now consists of more than ten distinct buildings, six of which have been registered as tangible cultural assets. Demonstrating a talent for high quality and consistency have seen them rewarded with first place in the regional Liquor Review Committee – which combines Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki Prefectures – as well as an astonishing ten consecutive wins at the rigorous Sake Competition, multiple golds in each year of the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, and many more. The critics and populace are certainly united in praise.
Origin of Brand
With its name a reference to the sixty distinct and contested states that once spread across the islands of Japan, Rokuju-Yoshu promotes a hope that all people in the world will be united in the enjoyment of its drinking, just as the ‘Whole Nation of Japan’ was able to overcome such division all those centuries ago.
Beyond a veil of pear-scented aroma, the subtle sweet rice character and deep well of flavor make this a rich but surprisingly easy-drinking sake. Its clear and pure nature create a reinvigorating sensation, while quality and consistency have seen it awarded first place in the regional Liquor Review Committee – which combines Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki Prefectures – as well as an astonishing ten consecutive wins at the highly-contested Sake Competition, multiple golds in each year of the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, and many more. The critics and populace are certainly united in praise.
Sashimi of mackerels, squid and kue, Chawan-mushi (Ago soup recommended), Chikuzen-ni, Meuniere of white fish and mushroom with lemon (olive oil)
Recommended Temperature Range
Thin white porcelain such as Hasami-Yaki