Yuki Otoko Yeti Honjozo Saké


5 in stock

Vintage: NV
Region: Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Viticulture: Sustainable
Rice varieties: Goyaku Mangoku, Hokuriku, and Koshiibuki

Yuki Otoko Yeti Honjozo Saké has a very gentle nose made up of cream, rice, and a hint of wood aromas. Very quaffable.

Song: The Flower of Carnage by Meiko Kaji

5 in stock

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About Yuki Otoko Yeti Honjozo Saké

Yuki Otoko Yeti Honjozo Saké has a very gentle nose made up of cream, rice, and a hint of wood aromas. Very quaffable and ready for sushi.

Yuki Otoko, bigfoot/yeti of Japan, is illustrated as a large hairy humanlike creature by Suzuki Bokushi in his masterpiece, Hokuetsu Seppu, the early 19th-century topographic essay on the life of the snowy southern Niigata region, where the brewery has been making sake for 300 years since 1717. Bokushi’s son became the seventh generation of the brewery. Yuki Otoko is referred to in the essay as a mysterious monster which helped travelers carry their loads and guided them through mountain trails. The brewery donates part of their proceeds to support local rescue activities in nearby mountains.

About Aoki Brewery

Founded in 1717, Aoki Shuzo has a 300 year history of making fine sake, carried on today by the 12th generation descendant of the founder, Takafumi Aoki. The brewery is located in Shiozawa, a section of the famed Uonuma rice growing region said to have the best quality well water of the entire area. They follow traditional methods of only producing sake in the cold winter months, letting the natural cold temperatures guide fermentation.

At the basis of Aoki Shuzo’s philosophy is the idea of “Wago”, or the connection of everyone involved in the life of sake. It is thought that wago among “producers” including the chief brewer, young brewers and the rice farmers, “sellers” such as liquor shops and restaurants and “drinkers” who love drinking Kakurei, brings forth the finest sake. Wago is built from the experience of the people of Niigata, emphasizing their “spirit of endurance” and “spirit of cooperation” created over centuries of working together to thrive in the long and occasionally harsh winters the area is famous for.


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