A sake produced by Gekkeikan in Fushimi, Kyoto, Japan. Gekkeikan are one of the oldest companies of any description still operating, having been founded in 1637. The company remains family owned, and is now in its 14th generation. The company operate by appointment to Japan’s Imperial court.
A Junmai-shu (pure rice) style of sake, which do not contain distilled alcohol and typically have a higher umami flavour alongside less acidity. Gekkeikan Traditional sake is the most popular expression of this style in the world.
This bottling serves up notes of grapefruit, earthy spice, clean rice, flinty mineral and a little yeasty funk flavours. Can be served both cold and warm, this sake is a wonderful accompaniment to seafood and sushi. Gekkeikan Traditional would also make an excellent base for sake cocktails.
Bottled at 15.6% ABV, this is an approachable introduction to the world of sake.