ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
SUIGEI KOIKU 54
Koiku starts with an aroma of citrus as subtle as when you walk by a picnic table at a large park where someone had just peeled a tiny clementine. Very dry, with solid umami flavors and a refreshing acidic nudge, also similar to a citric sourness, just a tinge of pineapple hidden in a nook, and finishes clean and fresh.
Rice Polishing Ratio
This sake is made from Gin-no-Yume rice that has been polished to 50%.
Pairs well with light dishes like yakitori and sashimi, but holds its own with fatty and salty foods as well.
Best enjoyed chilled or slightly chilled, in a wine glass.
SUIGEI BREWERYLEARN MORE
Surprisingly, Suigei is the only sake brewery in Kochi City. It's original incarnation began in 1872, under different name, but in 1969, the company was renamed Suigei. Literally, Suigei means drunk whale, and it is an abbreviation of an alias of Yamauchi Yodo, a Japanese feudal lord of the area. A big drinker, he called himself Geikai suiko (a drunkard lord in a sea full of whales). Their main concentration are shokuchushu, or sakes to be had with meals/food (table sake), and many of their sakes are dry and high in umami and acidity.