Rice: Omachi, Yamada Nishiki
Food Pairings: Dried Fruit, Caviar, Salami.
Tasting Notes: Since the establishment of The Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute in 2017, Brewmaster Noguchi developed a special edition of sake that has been carefully aged for limited release. For this particular sake, Brewmaster Noguchi himself created the special blend from multiple vintages made with multiple rice varieties, resulting in the one and only NOGUCHI NAOHIKO_01 Special Edition, a limited release of 888 bottles. The sake is bottled in crimson red glass, and the serial number (001/888) will be written on the accompanying tag, making it a rare and highly collectible item. This Yamahai-style sake uses high quality Omachi from Okayama Prefecture & Yamada Nishiki from Tojo Special A District, Hyogo Prefecture. The sake is characterized by its fresh lychee-like aroma, full umami enhanced by the aging process, elegant acidity, and a long finish. Its rich umami makes it an excellent partner to sweeter foods such as dried fruits.