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Approximately 900 years ago, a family built a golden capital in the northeastern part of Japan. Their prosperity lasted 100 years until they were destroyed by the central government. In the war, 36 samurai and one princess escaped and settled in Sakata City in Yamagata Prefecture. The descendants of the 36 samurai established the coastal trade in Sakata City, the location of Kikuisami Co., Ltd. The port of Sakata grew to become one of the biggest ports in Japan in the latter half of the 17th century. The "36 SAMURAI" brand was created to honor their achievement.
Brewed using Yamagata Prefecture Dewanosato sake brewing rice cultivated in the Shonai Plains milled to 68% and snowmelt that has percolated to an aquifer south of Mt. Chokai.
Preferred Serving Temperature:
- 300 mL
- 720 mL
Dusty earth, soy sauce, and white mushroom mingle in the nose. Tasted, this is a full-bodied sake showing dragon fruit, white cherry, and Mirabelle plum with savory notes accenting the fruit. The finish is long and persistent.