Grade: Junmai daiginjo, free run drops and undiluted
Type: Made by the traditional Kimoto method
Name sake: Horeki is the Japanese era name of the period in which the Daishichi Sake Brewery was established (Horeki 2 = 1752).
This name was given because Horeki is our representative top-rank sake.
Toji: Takanobu Sato, Contemporary Master Craftsman.
Brand of rice: Yamada Nishiki sake rice
Rice-polishing ratio: 50% (Daishichi’s superflat polishing ratio)
Alcohol percentage: 16%
Bottle size: 0.72L
Description: This is a free run drops junmai daiginjo made by the traditional kimoto method and designed to be served chilled.
This sake has received great praise, thanks to its particularly well-balanced body and unparalleled richness.
Only a limited number of bottles of this exclusive sake are produced each year.
This is the only kimoto-based junmai sake to have won the Gold Medal in the Japan
Brewing Society’s national competition.
What makes this sake different:
1. Deeper taste (more umami) because of Kimoto method.
2. Fits to hearty and creamy dishes.
3. Purer taste (no off-flavors) because of Superflat rice polishing technique (developed by Daishichi).
Catch phrase (logo): “Exclusive sake of unparalleled complexity, depth and richness.”
Tasting comment: This carefully matured sake gives sweet-sour accents and boasts an exquisite, fruity aroma that envelops you in its gentle, creamy perfume.
How to consume: For drinking during the meal. Also as aperitif or after-dinner drink. Use large wine glass so that aroma can develop.
Food pairing: An excellent match for all gourmet cuisine. Some examples of dishes are: Peking duck, Japanese wagyu beef, smoked salmon.
Serving: Serve chilled (10-13 C)
Before opening: store in refrigerator. Sunlight and fluorescent light should be avoided.
Properly stored, unopened Daishichi sake can be kept for several years.
After opening: store in refrigerator and consume within days.