Nanbu Bijin “Daiginjo” was given a gold medal in the “sake for wine glasses” category. So what’s the secret? The brewers use a special grade of Ginotome rice that is only found in Ninohe city, Iwate Prefecture. Then they polish it down by a whole 50%. What’s left is brewed with heart and soul so that you can enjoy a sake with perfectly matched umami and sweetness. One whiff will bring a grin to your face, and one taste will bring a smile to your heart. For the full effect serve this sake cold in a thin wine glass, then sip like a champion.
From a tiny town of Ninohe City, Nanbu Bijin has a big personality thanks to the owner Kosuke Kuji. His leadership through the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 along with leading the brand into international recognition has been documented in many forms including the movie “Kampai! For the Love of Sake” (2015). Their family crest symbol on the center of some of their updated labels is a testament to how they value historical knowledge while aiming for the new. They use unpasteurized well water, and single in-bottle pasteurization help create innovative flavor profiles not to be missed.