Ibi

Ibi, Ginsen, Funaba Non-Filtration Original Sake

The name Funaba is a reference to the pressing room in which the fermented sake is separated from the rice lees before bottling. Numerous sacks filled with the mash are piled up on a traditional pressing device called a fune, where they spend a period of two-to-three days as the weight forces the liquid out. This particular sake is honjozo style, drawn from the first pressing of the 2016 vintage. With an aroma of ripe apple and pineapple, a creamy, mild sweetness, and slightly amber hue, it resembles a fine dessert wine in more ways than one.

Ibi, Special Junmai, Ichi-Go, Non-Filtration Original Sake

Indulging in a penchant for word-play, the theme of this particular sake is Ichigo – which denotes both the word for 'strawberry' and the numbers 'one' and 'five'. As such, it is no surprise to find it packaged in such a vivid pink label, and having been drawn from the final stages of production in Tank No. 15 in the brewery. With a juicy and refreshing quality, balance of acidity and sweetness, and pronounced notes of strawberry, it both lives up to the name and delivers an attractive hot weather option. Being unpasteurised gives this variant a wilder, more lively character.

Ibi, Special Junmai, Ichi-Go, Non-Filtration Original Sake (put on a water boiler)

Indulging in a penchant for word-play, the theme of this particular sake is Ichigo – which denotes both the word for 'strawberry' and the numbers 'one' and 'five'. As such, it is no surprise to find it packaged in such a vivid pink label, and having been drawn from the final stages of production in Tank No. 15 in the brewery. With a juicy and refreshing quality, balance of acidity and sweetness, and pronounced notes of strawberry, it both lives up to the name and delivers an attractive hot weather option. Undergoing single-stage bottle pasteurization gives this variant a more subdued, rounded character.