Shared Promise
SAKE OVERVIEW

A commitment from the brewery to make premium sake despite agricultural hardships like those of WWII. Until this sake came along in the 1960’s, all sake had distilled alcohol added to it due to rice shortages and war rationing. After the war, Chiyonosono crafted the first junmai sake (brewed without distilled alcohol nor additives of any kind) and celebrated by sharing it from a large, red lacquered sake cup called a Shuhai.

GRADE Junmai
Tasting Notes

Soft, expansive texture with aromas of orange blossom. Straightforward, with a very subtle sweetness coddled in layers of subtle umami.

Food Pairing

Try this sake with pasta in a cream-based sauce, such as cavatelli with radicchio, mascarpone, and crispy pancetta.

Tech Details

Grade:
Junmai
Seimaibuai:
65%
Rice:
Gohyakumangoku
Nihonshu-Do:
+3.5
Acidity:
1.75
Alcohol:
15.0%
Sizes:
12/300ml
6/720ml
Suggested Retail Prices:
$14
$26
UPC Codes:
835603005615
835603005707

The Brewery

Chiyonosono Brewery

Known as the Junmai expert, Chiyonosono was the first brewery to stop adding distilled alcohol to its sake after the rice shortages of World War II, paving the way for the popular Junmai category.

• Originally a rice wholesaler, Chiyonosono specializes in rice cultivation. Chiyonosono has access to heirloom strains and brews sake with distinctive rice textures and aromas.

• The brewery is located on the southernmost island of Kyushu—the gateway into Japan—known for Asian and European cuisine, historic architecture, and distinct regional culture.

Brewery Name:
Chiyonosono Brewery
Brewery Founded:
1896
Toji (master brewer):
Yoshihiro Inaba
Brewery Location:
Kumamoto
Brewery President:
Masuhara Honda