The Oldest Brewery In Kochi Prefecture
Nishioka brewery is located in the small town of Nakatosa in Kochi Prefecture and was founded in 1781! The brewery is a rarity in modern sake production terms, producing only small quantities at a time which ensures quality in every bottle. For the past 240 years, Nishioka brewery has polished and mastered its dry sake brewing techniques despite the warm and wet climate of southern Japan.
Among all the sakes available at Nishioka sake brewery, we’ve selected our top 5. They are all typical dry sake from Kochi prefecture (SMV +5) but with different grades and aromas.
The sakes below are are all produced in a very limited quantity each year.
Kure Junmai Ginjo is preferred to be drinking cold, it has an amazingly refreshing taste and a fruity aroma with a pleasant aftertaste. It is using a famous rice grain from Kochi called Gin no Yume. This is the type of sake that you won’t get tired of drinking.
Pairs with seasonal fish such as seahorse mackerel.
Junpei is the brand of Nishioka Sake brewery and is made with Kochi’s famous rice called [Gin no Yume] using the fresh water from Shimanto River.
Its rich aroma will give your palate notes of soybean, corn-like grains and mitsuba (Japanese herb).
Dry and firm, better serve it cold. Pairs perfectly with grilled meat.
Teppen shimanto is a junmai ginjo using the fresh water from Tsuno Town, a village at the headwaters of Shimanto.
It has a slight fruity aroma and is very easy to drink. It is a dry sake. Serve it cold!
Kure Junmai Daiginjo is made with Yamada Nishiki rice which is famous for its use in high-quality sake.
It has a fruity aroma and deep flavor from the rice. Serve it at room temperature or slightly chilled.
Pairs perfectly with sushi and sashimi!
Ipponzuri Daiginjo has received multiple gold medals at the New Sake National award and is produced in a very limited quantity. It is a high-class sake that will pair perfectly with seafood, such as Katsuo no tataki. Serve it chilled.