Brewery: Kato Kichbee Shoten (founded: 1860)
Originally operating as a money exchange business and very deeply involved in the affairs of the community, in 1860 the village headman and founder became involved in sake brewing. For eleven generations, they have carried the Kichibee name, and in 1866 registered the name as a trademark. In Sanskrit, "Born" is translated roughly as purity/striking truth, and represents the brewery's strong belief in second changes and karmic rewards for hard work. In the beginning of the Showa era, the emperor used Born sake for Japan's ceremonies, festivals, and guests as Japan's representative brand.
Size: 720 ml
Class: Junmai Daiginjo, Muroka, Nama, Genshu
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 50%
Brewery Location: Fukui Prefecture
Food Pairings: Dishes cooked with butter, cheese and olive oil. Also delicate Japanese dishes.
Tasting Notes: Matures for 1 year at -10 degrees Celsius. A wonderful fruity aroma with a deep, strong, silky flavor.
Awards: 2013 LA International Wine Spirits Gold
2014 LA International Wine Spirits Gold Medal Best in the house