Tasting Notes from Sake School of America Specialist:
Soft and refreshing scents of young citrus, yellow apple, and nuances of melon and banana set the scene of an idyllic summer day. Gently sweet with light umami, rounded soft acidity, and a pleasant bitterness that pairs perfectly with vegetables and dashi-based dishes. Compared to Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute’s other flagship products, the flavor of this sake is milder and more transparent, sporting hints of Asian pear, bitter greens, and green tea. Crisp, clean, and dry like the summer sky.
The Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute is named after one of the most legendary sake brewers in Japan, who is known as “the God of Sake Brewing.” In his eighties and still, tirelessly working, Noguchi Naohiko is recognized as a living legend, with a career spanning more than seven decades. Opened in November 2017, the Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute's goal is to immortalize Master Brewer Noguchi’s techniques, mentality, and vision, passing his wisdom on to the next generation of sake brewers who learn from and work with him each day.