Crane of Paradise
SAKE OVERVIEW

Kawatsuru translates to “river crane” and comes from the sighting of a crane in the river behind the brewery. Crane of Paradise is described as “umakuchi,” a combination between sweet, dry and umami flavors. The perfect summertime sip!

GRADE Junmai
Tasting Notes

Juicy notes of grapefruit and freshly cut grass, with a hint of salted pineapple. Crisp, dry finish with an almost effervescent energy behind it.

Food Pairing

Try with Pizza with prosciutto/speck or smoked salmon with cream cheese.

Tech Details

Grade:
Junmai
Seimaibuai:
65%
Rice:
Yamada Nishiki
Nihonshu-Do:
+3
Acidity:
1.3
Alcohol:
15.5%
Size:
6/720ml
Suggested Retail Price:
$34
UPC Code:
835603005899

The Brewery

Kawatsuru Brewery

Known for its rice-driven style with elegant, rich texture, Kawatsuru pays respect to the crane that symbolizes longevity and good fortune.

• The president recently promoted a longtime female brewery employee to become the toji. She is married with two young children (almost unheard of in the sake industry). She is serious, soft-spoken, and incredibly hardworking. Her sake is characteristically round and feminine. 

Brewery Name:
Kawatsuru Brewery
Brewery Founded:
1891
Toji (master brewer):
Miki Fujioka
Brewery Location:
Kagawa
Brewery President:
Yuichiro Kawahito