Special Notes: This is a special limited edition made during the pressing of the standard edition. It has not been pasteurised so the yeasts are still quite active and thus it need to be kept in the regular home fridge. Unpasteurised sake has a refreshing and slight cheese like tangy flavour.
Description: This sake is the pride of this brewery. It has been selected to be served on Japanese government aircrafts (Japan’s Air Force One) to both domestic and foreign VIPs, including the Japanese royal family.
Tasting Notes: A soft and elegant sake, with a fruity nose and a medium finish. This is a “Nama Chozo” which means it’s only pasteurized once before it’s released from the brewery.
Food pairing suggestion: This elegant sake is best with fish – preferably, simply prepared to showcase the natural freshness of the seafood (eg. steamed and grilled fish or sashimi)
Rikyubai is named after a cherry tree in the garden of the brewery. It is the traditional label consumed around the brewery for decades.
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