Shichida Yamada 75

Tenzan Brewery - Shichida

Shichida Yamada 75 - Created to feature the flavor of sake rice. While the entire sake industry whittled away the majority of the rice grain to create fruity, ginjo-grade sakes, Shichida completely broke the mold. He wanted to feature the flavor of the rice and draw as much use from the raw material.

Shichida Yamada 75

Tenzan Brewery - Shichida

Created to feature the flavor of sake rice. While the entire sake industry whittled away the majority of the rice grain to create fruity, ginjo-grade sakes, Shichida completely broke the mold. He wanted to feature the flavor of the rice and draw as much use from the raw material. He wasn't shy about printing his high polish ratio numbers while every other bottle around him were competing to show lower and lower numbers; when the public tasted his sake, they were shocked to discover how clean and delicious a sake with such a high polish ratio could be.
ML.
720
VOL.
ALC.
17%
VOL.
Regular price $45.00

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

SHICHIDA YAMADA 75

Robust and full-bodied. Complex aroma of baked fruits like figs and prunes, followed by grain nuances of rye and buckwheat and balanced with savory acidity. Attractive robust finish. Like a sexy muscle car, just sit back and enjoy the ride.

TASTING NOTES

Rice Polishing Ratio

This sake is made from 100% Yamada-Nishiki rice that has been polished to 75%.

PAIRING

Recommend with steak, Italian dishes, American barbecue, KBBQ, stewed dishes.

SERVING

Room temperature, the umami will shine through even more when gently warmed (to serve "nurukan").

Tenzan began as a water mill in 1861, producing flour and soba noodles and rice polishing services for neighboring sake breweries. In 1875, a neighboring sake brewery going out of business begged Tenzan to not only buy out their sake equipment but the brewery itself. Not being able to turn their neighbors down, Tenzan bought the entire business and thus Tenzan's own sake business began. In 1959 they closed their water mill to focus solely on their sake brewing business. Today, Tenzan is led by the 6th generation of the Shichida family, and they continue to brew sake in Oji City, known as the land of good water and fireflies, and sell sake, shochu, and liqueur.