Aramasa Next Five Enter Sake Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo
- Alcohol: 15.5%
- Classification: Junmai Daiginjo, Kimoto
- Prefecture: Akita
- Seimaibuai: 50%
- Brewery: Aramasa Shuzo
- Rice Type: Miyamanishiki
Aramasa Next Five Enter Sake Junmai Daiginjo is an exceptionally unique sake that is brewed using the kimoto method which is then fermented in a cedar cask and aged in oak after fermentation. As you can imagine, this makes for a unique taste. I found this sake tasted of deep dark cherry, but also with woody notes. for 2015 a very limited amount was brewed making this a very rare sake that has already sold out in Japan.
NEXT5 is a collective of five young brewers in Akita prefecture. Every brewing season they gather together to craft a special sake with each of the five partners overseeing one part of the sake production. For 2015, the NEXT5 produced sake at Aramasa for ENTER.Sake. The sake is made in the traditional Kimoto style, and fermented in cedar which is more than 130 years old, then aged in oak. The sake is new, unique, and very rare – the perfect balance of East and West. Only two tanks of this sake were produced exclusively for ENTER.Sake: one for release in Japan and one for export.