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The Southern Beauty from Iwate

Monday, 29 December 2014

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Iwate is the second largest prefecture in Japan after Hokkaido, blessed with fertile land and beautiful nature. Famous for producing great rice and has high quality source of fresh spring water from various mountains such as Mount Iwate 岩手山 and Ou Mountains 奥羽山脈, there are around 27 sake breweries in Iwate.

 

Iwate is the home to Nanbu Bijin brewery which is also known as Southern Beauty. Nanbu 南部 literary means "southern", but the actual meaning stems from the traditional name of the region. Bijin 美人 means "beautiful woman" and is derived from the brewery's mission to produce clean, beautiful sake.

 

 

Today highlight from Southern Beauty is the Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai sake. It is slight dry, full in flavor of great ingredient and perfect sake to enjoy with not only traditional Japanese dishes, but also with a variety of modern and original recipes. To decide whether the sake is dry or sweet, the Sake Meter Value (SMV) is measured at +4 which is considerably dry and has an acidity level of 1.5 (between the scales of 1.0 to 2.0).

 

 

Where to purchase: Availbale at major participating supermarkets and Japanese restaurants; upon stocks availability.

 

 

Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai is distributed in Singapore by Whistler Wine & Spirits Pte Ltd.

Website: www.whistler.com.sg. Tel: +65 67487820.

 

 

 

Source: Nanbu Bijin Brewery / Whistler Wine & Spirits (WWS)

 

Photos: Nanbu BijinPosted by Admin in Sake & Shochu on 29 Dec 2014

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