April 2014

Beau-Zone Layer – Shimizu No Mai “Pure Dusk”

Posted by Beau Timken in 2014, April, Beau Zone, Newsletter
From Akita Prefecture. Daiginjo. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.3

Beau-Zone Layer Sake Ha! People assume that I know everything about sake, but “Hello!” I don’t. Not even close and this Pure Dusk is further proof of that! The first brewery that I visited on my recent trip to Akita was Takashimizu, which is the largest (volume) producing brewery in that prefecture. After the war in 1944 Takashimizu was created when 12 breweries (including Aramasa) joined forces. I found out a day before I left for Japan that Shimizu No Mai is actually the US name for Takashimizu and it’s available in the US. Doh! I really like the brewery and the current President Junichi Hirakawa gave me a very special tour that ended with me tasting this sake in a beautiful tasting room. So welcome to the taste of Akita sake.

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