his old-style sake is produced in the original Kimoto brewing method, giving it a great mellow flavor and higher acidity. Its rustic nature allows it to stand up to grilled chicken, soups and fried foods. It is great for serving warm or sipping cold.
The story of Akita Seishu begins in 1865, when founder Jushiro Ito converted a 150-year old thatched-roof estate into the Dewatsuru sake brewery. Five generations later, the brewery is still run by the Ito family. President Tatsuru Ito works closely with his son Yohei to bring Dewatsuru’s award-wining sake to consumers in Japan and throughout the world. The brewery’s philosophy is that “Good harmony makes good sake." Akita Seishu values everything local and strives for a harmonious relationship between man and nature. The Dewatsuru brewery is even certified to produce organic sake, one of only a few such breweries in all of Japan. Although working together with nature is not always easy in this frigid region in northern Japan, the harsh winter conditions are ideal for brewing sake and contribute to the distinct, regional flavor profiles of Dewatsuru sake.
Rice: Miyamanishiki and Menoina
|This old-style sake is produced in the original Kimoto brewing method, giving it a great mellow flavor and higher acidity. Its rustic nature allows it to stand up to grilled chicken, soups and fried foods. It is great for serving warm or sipping cold.
|Milling percentage: 65 %
Alcohol: 14-14.9 %
Yeast: Kyokai 9
|Brand name Dewatsuru Originally founded in 1865, we were at first a small family owned brewery, And we have grown considerably over the decades. The name Dewatsuru means 'The crane of the Dewa region,' a name we adopted in 1913 to convey the elegance of our sake. The crane is a lovely bird, and symbolizes beauty and grace in Japan. We are located in the far northern mountainous prefecture of Akita, with its cold winters and heavy snowfall. The fresh air and low temperatures provide the ideal environment for sake fermentation. The soft water we use in brewing runs down from the nearby mountains, gushing up in a nearby spring, and gives our sake a soft and gentle overall feel. The use of several different sake rice varieties creates a wide range of flavor products among our sake.
|Pairs well with broader range of possibilities from fried food, grilled meats, and aged cheeses