Akishika Shuzo - Okushika Sake

Akishika Shuzo - Okushika Sake


Region: Osaka

Style: Junmai Ginjo Yamahai Muroka Nama Genshu

Junmai • Pure Rice Sake
Ginjo • Rice polished to 60% or less
Yamahai • Traditional yeast starter method
Muroka • No charcoal filtration
Nama • Unpasteurised
Genshu • Undiluted

There are few who make Sake better than Hiroaki Oku. Oku-san is the Toji (Master brewer) & Kuramoto (Brewery Owner) at Akishika Sake brewery in Osaka prefecture. He is responsible for an incredible range of Junmai Sake and each year he puts away, for ageing, a selection of different products to release at a later date. This ageing process he believes allows the Sake to become more rounded and complete - a better version, often, than its younger self.

The Okushika is Oku-san’s signature Sake and is truly one of the greatest Sake made today. This has been aged at the brewery until its release in 2019 at the start of its best drinking condition. This Sake has a rich, complex palate with layered nuances of sweet spice, vibrant acidity and a long dry finish. An exceptional sake!

*Notes courtesy of Black Market Sake*