Tamagawa "Ice Breaker" - Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu Sake
"Fresh-pressed nama genshu enjoyable on the rocks or part soda."
Cask-strength, deep-flavoured and spicy. Unpasteurised for extra zing. Best enjoyed over ice in summer and autumn—the flavour and aroma shift as the temperature in the glass changes.
From the brewery: "Ice Breaker alleviates the heat and humidity of the Japanese summer, just as nihonshu breaks the ice in social situations. Deep-flavoured, spicey unpasteurised genshu over ice is both refreshing and satisfying, and the intricate variations of flavour and aroma as the temperature and alcohol level shifts are endlessly fascinating. The sake world's first penguin!"
More about Tamagawa "Ice Breaker" - Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu Sake
Brewery: Kinoshita | Prefecture: Kyoto
Size: 500ml | ABV: 17-18%
Grade: Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu
Taste: Rich & Dry
Serving Temperature: On the rocks, chilled or part soda.
Pairing: Edamame, mackerel, skipjack tuna and eggplant with zesty grated daikon.
Storage: Keep refrigerated
Rice Variety: Nihonbare
Yeast: Association No. 9
Brewing Method: Sokujo
Polishing Ratio: 60%
The Kinoshita Sake Brewery, established in 1842, produces sakes that are richly flavoured and crisp- drinking. Since 2008 they have been made under the direction of fellow Brit Philip Harper, the only non-Japanese toji in Japan, a first in sake history! Their brand name, Tamagawa, can be translated as “Jewel River”, and is thought to derive from the Kawakamidani River which flows by the brewery. Tamagawa sake shows startling changes in expression at different temperatures, allowing for enjoyment over a vast range - over ice, chilled, at room temperature and all the way up to the piping extremes of heated sake. Nothing is more fun than enjoying the chameleon-like variations as the sake responds to temperature and good food.