Origin: Abe Shuzo, Niigata
Raw Rice: 100% Kashiwazaki rice
Recommended temperature range: 5- 15 degrees
Regulus is part of the Abe Shuzo - Star Constellation series. Using only rice from Kashiwazaki where the brewery is based, the artwork on the label depicts the actual rice field from which the sakes rice is cultivated. This sake is released in early spring of each year and that is when the Regulus star is the brightest within the constellation.
Best enjoyed from a wine glass, the crisp & bracing acidity is the gorgeous highlight of this modern sake. White Koji is used & this offers a unique wine-like acidity profile, as compared to Yellow Koji, which is more commonly used for sakes.
Since Abe-Shuzou’s establishment in 1804, the Toji (Master of Sake’s brewer) have been served by the President for generations. This special tradition is called “Uchi-Toji”. In every generation, fathers instructed their sons directly, and this is how every Touji learned the method of brewing Sake. Therefore, our method has not changed for more than 200 years. No Toji has ever learned at brewery schools, so we have a unique method of brewing Sake, and this is the essence of our Sake.