Kato Sake Works, Junmai
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Kato Sake Works, Junmai

Item # 49828 750mL

A dry junmai sake made from Calrose rice polished to 60%, this is a love child between Tokyo and Brooklyn. Founder Shinobu Kato hails from Koenji, a neighborhood that reminds him of Bushwick, where Kato Sake Works calls home. Pair this medium-bodied, fruit forward sake with a bacon, egg, and cheese.

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Shinobu Kato was born in Tokyo, Japan and worked tirelessly to establish himself in the developing technology and communications industry. In 2004 Shinobu moved to the US to pursue a degree in business, aiming to take his career even further. Throughout all of this hard work one thing has remained consistent, his passion for Sake. Shinobu left the corporate world and moved to NYC to start a sake brewery in 2016 This flagship Junmai from 'Kato Sake Works' is made from 'prure rice', milled to remove at least 30% of the starchy outer shell of the rice. Beyond that the sake is brewed without additives or added alcohol to exemplify the true character of rice. Flavors of fuji apple and prickly pear refresh the pallet while a subtle note of honey bring beautiful riches to the sip.

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