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Pioneers of the revolutionary Izumi-ryu brewing method, Yahiko Shuzo (est. 1838) is the entrusted brewer of the holy sake for the Echigo Ichinomiya Yahiko Shrine
Yahiko Aikoku Junmai Ginjyo is produced from Yahiko-Zakura #5, a yeast cultured from the sole Yahiko-Zakura Cherry Blossom tree residing atop Mt. Yahiko, Yahiko Village (10 mi²) cultivated Aikoku rice (a formerly-extinct ascendant of the famed Yamada-Nishiki), resurrected from a mere 10g of preserved seeds, and the extraordinary subterranean water from the base of Mt. Yahiko.
Preferred Serving Temperature:
- 720 mL
Aromatic notes of stone fruit, starfruit, white flowers that lead to robustly rice-forward and full-bodied flavor, capped with a long crisp and dry finish.