Named Senkin Issei (Call of the Crane) for the nobility and elegance of the crane. Issei is the entry-level sake of their Premium line. Senkin operates on the domaine concept, using the same local, underground water used to grow the sake rice. They have a full and complete understanding of the characteristics of the water, and balances it well with their own local Yamada Nishiki rice to bring out the power and elegance of the rice. Sophiscated sweetness balanced by bright acidity. We obviously consider every drop of any sake precious, but like secretly having a favorite child, we consider every drop of sake from the Premium line TRULY precious. That's because all the sakes in the Premium line are made using the fukuro shibori method, where freshly brewed sake is put in small cloth bags and hung. No pressure is added to them: only gravity causes the sake to filter out, drop by precious drop.