Yukikage is clean and crisp, effortlessly evoking an alpine waterfall or high elevation meadow. This low-volume, pure prettiness-- Japanese tasting notes sometimes call it "gorgeousness"--is seriously undervalued at $26/btl.
- Brewery: Kinshihai Shuzo
- Location: Niigata
- Grade: Tokubetsu Junmai
- Rice: Gohyakumangoku, Koshi Ibuki
- Yeast: S-3
- Seimaibuai: 58% Polish
- Fermentation starter: Sokujo
Kinshihai Shuzo has won gold medals at the Japan national sake competition in 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, etc. Yukikage “Snow Shadow” won the gold award at US National Sake Appraisal “Joy of Sake” in 2006.