Kankiku 505 Junmai Daiginjo Limited Edition (五百万石50 純米大吟醸)
The name Kankiku Gohyakumangoku 50 takes on a literal meaning, where Gohyakumangoku is the type of rice used to produce the sake, and 50 represents the rice polishing rate.
A rice polishing rate of 50 makes this sake a beautiful and exclusive junmai daiginjo. It is made from medium-hard Japanese water, resulting in a drier style of sake due to the minerals in the water.
A refreshing and mild taste, it is also slightly effervescent and moderately acidic.
On the nose there are floral notes of chrysanthemum and osmanthus- akin to the name of the brewery, Kankiku Meijo, where ‘Kankiku’ means ‘winter chrysanthemum’.
This sake is a ‘namazume’, meaning that it is pasteurized prior to tank storage. It is also a ‘muroka’ sake, meaning the sake is unfiltered and then heat-treated once after bottling, making it as close as possible to raw sake. This results in stronger flavors and aromas.
It can be enjoyed chilled or at room temperature.
Rice Polishing Ratio 50% – Rice
Size 72cl (720ml)