2018 Akishika Shuzo Okarakuchi (720ml)
Akishika Shuzo was founded in Osaka prefecture in 1886 and under the present 6th generation Kuramoto (Brewery Owner) this tiny brewery is creating some of Japan’s most exceptional and finest sake.
Hiroaki Oku is both Kuramoto and also Toji (Master Brewer) at Akishika and his dedication and skill in creating quality sake shows in every bottle. Okarakuchi is the ‘house’ dry-style of Sake from Akishika Shuzo. The word ‘kara’ means ‘dry’ in Japanese and in this case ‘O-kara-kuchi’ means extra dry palate. This Sake has an intensely spicy nose with hints of honeydew melon and lychee. The palate on the Okarakuchi certainly possesses a mineral-like dryness that lingers with balanced acidity.