Suginomori Shuzo from NAGANO PREFECTURE
Best served COLD
CLEAN • BALANCED • FRAGRANT • INTENSE
A very slightly yellowish crystal tone
At first, a fruity aroma with a slight sweetness, reminiscent of Japanese pear.
Upon swirling, the floral scent of honeysuckle arises, and is slightly sharp.
Compared to its fresh, floral aroma like that of Japanese pear, the taste is much lighter in density (in a good way), reminiscent of the softness of ourin (Japanese apple variety). The aftertaste is also relatively light.
Suginomori brewery is the highest sake brewery in Japan, standing at an altitude of 940m. As our name suginomori – or “cedar forest” – indicates, we brew our sake in a town called Narai-juku surrounded by a mountainous forest of Japanese cedar trees.
Established in 1793, Suginomori Shuzo was somewhat of a symbol of Narai-juku. Once regarded as one of the “Five Great Sakes of Kiso,” the family-run brewery produced Japanese sake that was loved by many – until it closed its doors in 2012, all but ending over 200 years of brewing history. In 2021, this historic brewery was restored and rebranded as suginomori brewery.
At suginomori brewery, now restored as a microbrewery, each step of the brewing process is meticulously done by hand.
In Narai-juku, we are blessed with fresh mountain water from Kiso Valley and rice cultivated in the high altitudes of nearby Azumino – the finest quality ingredients to brew narai. Though deep in the mountains, the town itself lies in a valley, with forested peaks towering higher still on either side. And from these mountains flows the freshest, purest water.
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