Gold Winner: Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai
Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai is made using a process known as kimoto, the most traditional and "hands-on" process for creating a sake yeast starter. The process is complex, requiring great care, and few brewers attempt it. Our high-quality kimoto sake delivers a rich, velvety mouthfeel and umami-rich sweetness. This sake uses Gohyakumangoku rice, which is gently aromatic with clean flavors, to create a unique, soft and superbly balanced beverage.