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Kigen

Kigen
Crystal Dry Sake

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 24%
Recommended
$20

Kigen
Crystal Dry Sake

Category: Futsu-Shu Sake

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 24%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe canary melon, peppercorns, and grass clippings with a supple, crisp, bone-dry light body and a peppery, rapid finish. A zingy Futsu-Shu Sake that will play well in cocktails or served warm with creative sushi rolls.

Tasting Info

Sake Glass Style: Quaffable
Taste Flavor: ripe canary melon, peppercorns, and grass clippings
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and in cocktails
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zingy Futsu-Shu sake that will play well in cocktails or served warm with creative sushi rolls.

The Producer or Importer

Pacific International Liquor, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
3090 E Via Mondo
Compton, CA 90221
USA
1 323-697-7895

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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.