Kamoizumi "Shusen"

Kamoizumi Brewery

Kamoizumi Shusen, Kamoizumi's flagship sake, Shusen is a statement sake with a fully body and strong flavors. Skipping the carbon-filter step to preserve its true aromas, it has a nose filled with woodsy aromas of damp leaves and mushrooms and a sheer, golden tint. Packs a punch, but refreshing. Shop Japanese sake online delivered to your home. Sake is the perfect gift to friends and family.

Kamoizumi "Shusen"

Kamoizumi Brewery

Kamoizumi's flagship sake, Shusen is a statement sake with a full body and strong flavors. Skipping the carbon-filter step to preserve its true aromas, it has a nose filled with woodsy aromas of damp leaves and mushrooms and a sheer, golden tint. Packs a punch, but refreshing.
ML.
900
VOL.
ALC.
16%
VOL.
Regular price $42.00

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

KAMOIZUMI SHUSEN

A ginjo with lots of depth, think of a long walk deep into the heart of the woods. Starts gently with the inviting aromas of shiitake mushroom, damp autumnal leaves, and smoked wood, leading you straight into the thick of the woods, where you get a hint of thick creaminess and anisette flavors that turns honey-like in the aftertaste.

TASTING NOTES

Rice Polishing Ratio

This sake is made from Hiroshima Hattan and Nakate Shinsenbon rice that has been polished to 58%.

PAIRING

Goes well with fatty meats, winter vegetables, mushrooms, duck, bbq, and paella.

SERVING

Best enjoyed at room temperature or slightly warmed in a ochoko or whiskey glass.

Founded in 1912, Kamoizumi Shuzō Brewery is one of the newer breweries in the famed sake-making region Saijo. During the late 1960s, when almost all sakes available on the market were sanzo-shu, sake that is fortified with brewer's alcohol (distilled alcohol), Kamoizumi Shuzō Brewery pioneered junmai brewing techniques by created a traditional junmai sake made only with rice and rice koji. It was also common practice during this time to filter the pressed sake through charcoal to remove any impurities to attain a pure and colorless sake, the aesthetic ideal of the times.