Origin: Imayotsukasa Shuzo, Niigata, Japan
Class: Junmai Daiginjo
IWC Sake 2016 - Silver Medal
In "Koi NISHIKIGOI", the grade and rice is kept a secret ‚Äì this is to allow one's sense of smell and taste to be surprised, appreciating its flavour and aroma without sight and knowledge of it.¬†
A traditional and well-layered sak√©, this Junmai Daiginjo hails from the Niigata prefecture, birthplace of this sak√©‚Äôs namesake, the Koi. Nishikigoi Sak√© is the product of Imayo Tsukasa Sak√© Brewery and is a traditional sak√© that boasts spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, buffered by earthy hints of Parisian mushroom and garlic, giving it a soft, buttery feel while still providing a kick at the end.
The beauty within is equally matched by the beauty without as the bottle that houses Nishikigoi Sak√© is artfully crafted by Yamaharu Glass Co. The distinctive red-on-white pattern that mimics the Kohaku variety of Koi has been the recipient of numerous design awards, making each unique bottle a collector‚Äôs item.