Full Review

Kigen

Kigen
Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 13.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$5
Best Buy

Kigen
Sake

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 13.5%
Silver color. Aromas of asian pear, red apple, pineapple, cracked peppercorn, and ginger with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk banana chips and pastry finish. A zesty Futsu-Shu sake for anytime sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: asian pear, red apple, pineapple, cracked peppercorn, and ginger
Taste Flavor: banana chips and pastry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Tempura, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty Futsu-Shu sake for anytime sipping.

The Producer or Importer

Pacific International Liquor, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
4800 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
USA
1 323-582-6605

Their Portfolio

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Futsu-Shu Sake

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Serve in a Stemless Wine Glass
Saké that has less than 30% of the unwanted elements milled away is called Futsu-shu and is politely referred to as “bulk saké”. Futsu-shu is not a regulated beverage by the Japanese government and may have a variety of additives including sweeteners, colorings and bulk alcohol.

These are not considered as refined or as flavorful as the finest sakes, so keep that in mind when selecting sake for exotic cuisine. These are the sakes that should be served warm.