The nose on this special released Kubota is a mild collection of cherry, pear, mango, melon, and floral aromas. Kubota is known for making the prototypical light, clean, and dry style sakes, and this tribute brew is no exception. It is fleshy, smooth, round, dry, and clean with a little tingle that makes this brew drink sharp. Dry is the word, but there are hidden layers of raisins, apricot, and green grapes as the brew acclimates to your palate with a peek-a-boo hint of sweetness that comes later in the sip. It is chippy and fun to sippy! This Kubota was made for a wine glass to let the acidity jump and expand in your palate.
Asahi-shuzo Sake Brewing Company was established in 1830 with the motto “quality first.” Brewing good sake comes down to making good rice. Not only do they focus on sourcing high quality sake rice, they dedicate their time and effort in their labs to continuously increase the quality of their harvest. Their efforts do not stop there. In order to help sustain the environment, they implemented the ISO14000 system with environmental sustainability. They also participate in various activities to preserve their natural surroundings. Additionally, they hold tea ceremonies, concerts and cultural events for the local community. The goal is to make a fun, sustainable and ultimately enjoyable environment with sake.