Recent years, in order to bring Japanese sake to all over the world, many breweries have tried to be innovative and sought breakthroughs to brew more different styles of sake. For example, there are sparkling sake that has become popular since a few years ago, and the increasingly favoured red and white wine mixing with Japanese sakes in recent years, bringing a lot of surprises to the sake industry. Tajima Brewery, located in Fukui Prefecture, is also actively developing new flavors, bringing two representatives of Japanese liquor - Japaneses sake and shochu together and having a fusion: adding Okinawa's unique shochu "Awamori" to Japanese sake. The fusion of two liquor, which are both using rice as raw material, brings a new surprise to sake fans.
-What is Awamori?
A kind of distilled spirit made with rice in relatively high alcohol content.
& the BEST awamori!
In the process of brewing sake, some brewery would add brewing alcohol to adjust the taste, while those without brewing alcohol are called "Junmai" (lit. rice only). In recent years, many sake lovers have pursued pure taste, so "Junmai" has become popular. This time, Fukuchitose's "SAKE X AWAMORI" used Gohyakumangoku sake rice from Fukui Prefecture as the main ingredient and has added the high-grade Awamori "Sho MIZUHO" produced in Okinawa as brewing alcohol. Although it cannot be called ''Junmai'' by definition, as Awamori is also an alcohol brewed from rice, and therefore the raw material is actually pure rice, providing a brand new "Junmai" sake for sake lovers.
With a rich aroma, strawberry-like sweetness, an unconventional refreshing Japanese sake. Rich in flavor, with a strong umami of sake rice like Junmai sakes. It exudes an estery aroma that is common in beer but rare in Japanese sake, with the notes of apples, bananas, and muscat. The aftertaste is slightly bitter, making the finish more refreshing and clean.
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