[Hot Summer Greetings] [Late Summer Greetings] [Summer Gifts] Take care of your loved one's physical condition
In recent years, we have heard the term abnormal weather on the news so often that the summer heat has become more severe year by year.
As the extremely hot weather continues, many people are worried about the health of their loved ones who live far away.
"It's hot every day, but how are you doing?"
“Please continue to take care of your health and stay healthy.”
``Summer greetings'' convey such a message. This time, we would like to introduce gifts that will help you stay a little cooler in the hot summer.
``Beautiful sake from ancient times Ao''
We have a selection of aged sake brands from all over the country that have a refreshing taste with a good balance of sourness and sweetness, perfect for summer.
It is delicious not only at room temperature but also when chilled, and can also be enjoyed on the rocks or carbonated.
<Brands included in the set>
“1997 Selected Kikumori”
Aged old sake, a long-selling product for the local market, before switching to full production of pure rice sake. It has a beautiful acidity, caramel and almond aromas, a smoky flavor, and the sweetness and aroma of tropical fruits. A mellow aged sake.
Brewed by: Kikumori Sake Brewery Founded in 1894 Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture
The label design and name of the brand ``Taxi Driver'' is quite unique and popular. The Tohoku region has a conservative image, but Kikumori has a different taste, and the individuality of the 5th generation brewer shines through. This time, we discovered old sake aged in this brewery. It's also fun to compare with new sake.
"2004 Snow on the Peak"
Yamada Nishiki Junmai Ginjo original sake. The sweet aroma of sweet and sour apricots and honey is mixed with the refreshing scent of herbs. The gentle sweetness of the rice that comes with sake is pleasant. It has a deep flavor and a faint aged aroma that makes it very approachable.
Brewed by: Mineyuki Sake Brewery Founded in 1942 Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture
There are so many sake breweries in Kitakata that it can be called a town of sake breweries, but this is the youngest brewery in the city. ``Mine no Yuki'' was taken from Mt. Iide, which forms the prefectural border with Yamagata. The brewers are also young and take on new challenges every year. The mead sake, which is brewed using only honey harvested from the rich nature at the foot of the mountain, is a testament to the uniqueness of this brewery.
"2007 San'in Togo"
Although it was brewed sweetly, it has a viscous taste typical of aged sake, and the sweetness combined with the aged feel gives it depth. Acidity and slight bitterness round out the overall balance.
Brewer: Fukura Sake Brewery Founded in 1889 Yurihama Town, Tottori Prefecture
The representative brand is named San'in Togo because of Lake Togo (formerly Togo Town), which is known for Hawai Onsen and Togo Onsen. Inheriting the style of Izumo toji, we are particular about small-scale production using local water, rice, and people. They use the water from which they grow their local specialty, the juicy ``Nijisseiki'' pears, as the water used for brewing sake.
Even if you have a hard time eating food due to the heat, you might be able to get down your throat if you drink cold aged sake with a refreshing taste. Let's refresh ourselves with a glass of cold sake and overcome the intense heat together.
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Spending a summer night together "Ao"