ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
KOSHI NO KANBAI SAI
A delight, with light aromas of steamed rice, cream, marshmallow, white peach, lychee, white lily, spearmint, cashew nuts, cotton candy—and that's just the beginning. A round, full palate with flavors of spearmint and sudachi, a Japanese citrus, followed by a crisp, cool finish. Like a beautiful, intricate spider web, it's light as air, but deadly in its deliciousness.
Rice Polishing Ratio
This sake is made from Gohyakumangoku and Yamada-Nishiki Rice that has been polished to 55%.
HOW TO ENJOY
Since sake that goes with any food is one of Koshi no Kanabai Brewery's boasting points, this one goes with anything, but if you're looking for suggestions: Especially wonderful with umami-rich seafoods like scallops and squid, yakitori and tempura are also great with Sai.
Any temperature is a good temperature for Sai, but 50-60°F show its assets to the fullest. Enjoy in a wine glass or ochoko.
Ishimoto Brewery is also known as Koshi no Kanbai, meaning Winter Plum of Koshino (an old name for the Niigata region). Named after the beautiful, hearty winter plum that is a frequent subject of art and poetry with its delicate flowers blooming in the cold of January and February on snow-laden branches, the tree is a symbol of both beauty and perseverance. Koshi no Kanbai has braved numerous dire eras such as rice shortages during the two wars in the Showa Period, but throughout, they made a point of never lowering their standards, always choosing quality over quantity.