TAMAGAWA Junmai Ginjo Stork Label
Superb original artwork by Sakane Katsusuke shows the imposing Oriental White Stork in flight. This rare bird’s last home in Japan was neighbouring Toyooka City, where organic farming to extend its habitat has allowed the population to recover to more than 100 birds. Tamagawa brew two sister products with the costly brewer’s rice grown there. The junmai ginjo version with its elegant aromatics drink well cold. For every bottle you drink, Tamagawa brewery makes a small donation to a charity supporting these wonderful birds. With a subdued nose, this sake is viscous and nutty, with hints of dates.
Prefecture: Kyoto Alcohol: 16.5%