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Gokyo Arabashiri Junmai Nama Genshu

Junmai Nama Genshu

The nose on this seasonally released unpasteurized “free run” sake is a unique collection of steamed rice, cream, hay bale, butter, wheat, and marshmallow aromas. If you like your sake lively and dry then this Gokyo is your brew! Lively, tingly, spritzy, zesty, crisp and dry this Junmai that is actually milled to 60% is a palate tickling bright brew that drinks light and fresh. Look for crisp apple, young pear, persimmon, dried fruit trail mix, white peach, kiwi, dried rice, and hints of cream flavors that drink with a tannin-like dryness and have a little snap in the palate. For those who like a little hint of alcohol on a light and bright crisp brew then it’s time to get your freshness on Yamaguchi-style. WORD: Crisp WINE: Dry Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Salty and savory Izakaya fare, grilled anything, fried anything.  (2022)


The nose on this very popular spring released unpasteurized sake has a gentle collection of apple, peach, vanilla, banana custard, and cotton candy aromas. Namazake are supposed to be lively and this Gokyo is very spritzy, tingly, zesty, and lively. This brew is a great expression of "fruit tones" working with an elevated acidity to create a mouth full of balanced fun. Look for hints of melon, green apple, peach, strawberry, and pear flavors that ping around on the palate with a little shibumi (astringency) to boot. A tantalizing sake that is fun to drink as it has a vein of effervescence that brings out the feelings and flavors. WORD: Lively WINE: Zesty Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Zesty Ales FOODS: Sushi, Sashimi, Shellfish, Oysters, Ceviche, grilled white fish and chicken. (2021)