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Kuzuryu "Nine-Headed Dragon" - Junmai Sake

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"Light-bodied yet beguilingly full-flavoured."

Fukui brewers’ skill with 500 Mangoku rice is evident in this lovely release. Light-bodied yet beguilingly full-flavoured, making for a truly satisfying junmai drinking experience.


More about Kuzuryu "Nine-Headed Dragon" - Junmai Sake


Brewery: Kokuryu  |  Prefecture: Fukui

Size: 720ml  |  ABV: 14-15% 


Grade: Junmai

Taste: Light & Dry

Serving Temperature: Cold & Hot

Pairing: When warm: cheeses, like brie or camembert. When cold: beef filet or grilled chicken

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: 500 Mangoku

Yeast: House Yeast

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 65%

Acidity: 1.3

SMV: +4

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.

Kokuryu Sake Brewery
Fukui Prefecture