Akita Meijo and the Brand Bishu Ranman
Made with high-quality rice and bountiful water—that’s Akita’s sake. Akita is one of the leading rice-producing areas in the Tohoku region, and naturally it is home to some of the best breweries in Japan.
To bring the mellow and profound flavor of this high-grade sake and share it with the nation, brewers, politicians, and investors gathered in 1922 (Taisho 11) and founded Akita Meijo, and thus the brand Bishu Ranman was born. The brewery focuses on using Akita style low-temperature and slow fermentation methods to produce elegant sake a with mild, soft touch.
Since its establishment, Bishu Ranman has consistently followed the philosophy of "sake quality first," and has been conscious of providing a stable supply of uniform sake quality through brewing methods that take advantage of the natural climate and characteristics of Yuzawa City in Akita Prefecture. Now, Bishu Ranman is endorsed by sake-drinkers, and has become well known sake brand nationwide.
Sake That Is Delicious Sake in a Wine Glass
Gold Prize winner at the 2017 Delicious Sake in a Wine Glass Awards, Ranman 'Kaori' Junmai Daiginjo is made with 100% Akita Sake Komachi, a sake rice produced locally in Yuzawa Ogatsu. The yeast used is "Komachi Yeast Special," which brings out the fruity aroma of the rice. It is characterized by its fruity-fresh aroma and light and elegant taste. Drinking it from a wine glass will allow you to fully enjoy the fruity sensation of this junmai daiginjo!