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Kokuryu Brewery

Kuzuryu "Silk Dragon" - Daiginjo Sake

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"Svelte and smooth, carefully aged."


Svelte and smooth, with satisfying traditional taste due to careful ageing. Mysterious, deep forest flavour with notes of banana and cocoa. Medium-bodied, perfectly balanced. This is a rather unique daiginjo as the brewery recommends drinking it heated to 43°C, a unique trait for such highly polished sake.

Characteristics of "Silk Dragon" Daiginjo

ABV: 15%

Grade: Daiginjo

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: 500 Mangoku

Yeast: House Yeast

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 50%

Acidity: 1.0

SMV: +4

Food Pairing

Complements grilled chicken, both yakitori and teriyaki, as well as shabu shabu and sukiyaki. Recommended for Chinese cuisine. Ideal pairing choice for wagyu.

Recommended Serving Temperature




Kokuryu is located in Fukui prefecture.

The Kokuryu Brewery

Among the soft-water breweries of Japan Kokuryu is perhaps the most famous. Its water is drawn from the subterranean flow of Kuzuryugawa (Nine-Headed Dragon River), famed since ancient times for its delicious taste. Kokuryu's founder, Nizaemon Ishidaya, built the original brewery in 1804 in the vicinity of Eihei-ji, the main temple of the Soto Zen sect. Nizaemon's descendants have been making sake there ever since. Kokukryu labels resound with deep flavour, but what makes them unique is their overall finesse.