Kizakura Brewery is an acclaimed Japanese sake brewery based in Kyoto, Fushimi, famous sake region in Japan for over centuries. Fushimi is blessed with natural medium soft water, called Fushimizu, and it is one of the main elements that make Kyoto sake taste soft and gentle. This kind of sake made with soft water is called feminine style sake (onna-zake).
Onna-zake is made with mineral-light soft water, giving a gentler, slower-fermenting moromi, resulting in sweeter sake with lower acidity. It is soft, smooth, and easy to drink. In contrast, otoko-zake (“masculine sake”) is usually brewed with hard water (containing large quantities of various minerals), which tends to lead to a strong, dynamic fermentation requiring a relatively short time, and a resulting product that tends to dry sake with high acidity.
Kizakura Yamahai Jikomi is without a doubt one the best products from this brewery. A fantastically affordable sake for drinking every day, it is a staple in Japanese restaurants, and for good reason. It is a mellow and soft sake. If you're new to sake this is a fantastic choice, as it develops different characteristics at different temperatures, allowing you to explore your own palate. Try this both chilled and warmed up!
Yamahai Jikomi is made using a traditional slow fermentation technique process at low temperatures with extra time and care. This gives this sake rich flavour and semi dry taste with a good amount of acid. Kizakura Yamahai is the perfect food sake that goes well with any Japanese dish. Kizakura Yamahai Jikomi has a long list of awards thanks to Kizakura's decades of experience, coupled with an endless passion for reinvention and innovation.