One of the most prominent breweries in the Niigata region, Ichishima Shuzo has been owned and operated by the Ichishima family since its founding in 1790. This illustrious clan played an important role in the history of the region, at one time operating a pharmaceutical company, shipping agency and financing business in addition to the brewery. In the 1700's the Ichishimas were one of the five biggest land holding families in the country, and it is said that one could walk the 40 miles from the brewery to Niigata city without leaving Ichishima property. The brewery continues to draw on its long history and access to local ingredients to produce some of the highest quality sake in a region known for premium production.
Silk in a bottle, this sake is light and energetic. Its mild sweetness is well-integrated with good acidity. Refreshing notes of honeydew melon and cucumber make it an ideal sake to sip chilled, or even serve in cocktails.
Extremely food friendly, pairs well with white fish or tempura.