Yoshinogawa Gensen Karakuchi Sake
Clean and crisp with integrated notes drawn directly from Niigata’s mountain climate. Lush mountain water notes, earthy moss and mineral heavy stones are all softened with delicate dried fruit notes. This is a specialty “extra-dry” brew that works well chilled, at room temperature or slightly warmed to allow earthy flavors to bloom.
Alcohol consumption has been part of Japanese culture since its early history. Rice wines (sake), beer and spirits have evolved significantly since their humble beginnings, and so has their place in culture. Some have proprietary meaning, used to accompany specific foods over the course of a meal either to match flavors or aid in digestion. Others are for pure sipping pleasure. Drinking has even become a tool to strengthen business and social relationships, with socially acceptable displays of heightened intoxication.