Sword of the Sun
SAKE OVERVIEW

Bright and refreshing, this sake is the perfect choice for daytime drinking and is the brewery employees’ drink of choice. The juniper botanicals and cucumber notes make it the perfect gin lover’s sake. It is named after the brewery founder who fought many battles near the ruins of Takatenjin Castle. It is very close to being a Ginjo but reined in by flavors and aromas to allow more easy drinking.

Tasting Notes

Melon, pear, and banana drive the aromas and combine with a subtle sweet touch highlighted by a subdued acidity in the butter-tinged flavor. Great depth and plenty of complexity.

Food Pairing

Try it with grilled Siracha shrimp, roasted beets, and whole-grain salads.

Tech Details

Grade:
Tokubetsu Honjozo
Seimaibuai:
60%
Rice:
Yamada Nishiki & Haenuki
Nihonshu-Do:
+4
Acidity:
1.3
Alcohol:
15.5%
Sizes:
12/300ml
6/720ml
Suggested Retail Prices:
$15
$29
UPC Codes:
835603005622
835603005714

The Brewery

Doi Brewery

In a region of endless sunshine and pristine water sources, brewery Doi Shuzo stands out as an iconic producer of the fruity, dry style of sake that the area is known for.

• Takatenjin is brewed at Doi Shuzo, which is recognized for its environmentally-friendly use of solar power, on-site water treatment, and other renewable energy sources.

• Pure water put Shizuoka on the map for its tea production and its concentration of wasabi fields—two delicate products that require flawless water like sake does.

Brewery Name:
Doi Brewery
Brewery Founded:
1868
Toji (master brewer):
Minori Shinba
Brewery Location:
Shizuoka
Brewery President:
Kiyoaki Doi