Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Genshu • Undiluted
Muroka • No Charcoal Filtration
Nama • Unpasteurised
Nigori • Cloudy
Rice: Kyo no Kagayaki
Polish rate: 67%
Kuniko Mukai makes this creamy sake by pressing a clear brew and then adding some of the sake lees back. Each season she makes ten samples before deciding precisely which formula will give her the perfect balance of texture and flavour of umami, acidity and fruity notes.
What you can expect:
Creamy texture with outstanding balance of flavour. It is made less sweet than the typical nigori as the locals love to pair it with fatty fish (Ine is a fishing village).
About Mukai Shuzo | Ine, Kyoto Prefecture
In the idyllic fishing town of Ine lies a small brewery that has made a big impact. Kuniko Mukai was a country girl, coaxed by her parents to study in the Tokyo University of Agriculture. Her flagship Ine Mankai , a challenge set out by Prof. Takeda, has propelled the quaint village onto the sake map. She assumed the role of toji at the young age of 22. Her sakes are a reflection of her outgoing and curious nature, a cheery, infectious soul who constantly pushes forward.