Akabu Junmai Daiginjo displays aromas of freshly bloomed flowers and ripe green melon. Subdued acidity, light sweetness and smooth umami work in harmony, exemplifying the brewery's extraordinary technical ability.
- Prefecture: Iwate
- Grade: Junmai Daiinjo
- Rice: local Gin Ginga (40% polishing)
- Starter method: sokujo
- Yeast: Iwate Kobo
- Water: n/a
- Alcohol: 15%
Leading the Sake industry in Japan out of Iwate Prefecture is Akabu’s 6th Generation, the young and talented Master Brewer, Ryunosuke Furudate. Guided by their passion, Furudate and his team harness every bit of their soul to evolve sake production as we know it. Established in 1896, the original brewery was devasted by the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 and suffered complete destruction. It was in 2013 that the new brewery was built in Morioka City, and in 2014 the current era of Akabu was born. Despite the youth of this new generation, within their first few years, Akabu was awarded the Gold Prize in the Annual Japan Sake Awards 2016, followed by the distinction as the #1 ranked sake producer in all of Iwate.
In their own words:
When Akatake Brewery moved to Morioka in 2013, it was a group of inexperienced people.
We are young people who gather under the slogan of [Creating a new history of Akatake Brewery], centering on the sixth generation owner.
Understanding the sake brewing that fits the times, we are brewing sake from Iwate with passion, affection and guts.
We are making sake that evolves day by day, aiming for sake that will be inherited in the new era.