ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
The rich, Hattan-Nishiki rice is prevalent in its elegant aroma with hints of apricot and melon. Once you get into it, you'll catch a little of that umami/sweet muskiness of persimmon, a little melon, and out it goes. Like Keyser Söze, it does the job better than anyone around, and doesn't stick around for compliments.
Rice Polishing Ratio
This sake is made from Hattannishiki rice that has been polished to 40%.
HOW TO ENJOY
Like a true professional, this sake accommodates a wide range, from simple and light Japanese dishes, to Italian and French cuisine.
Best 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.