Sankou RAW is a full-bodied, thick, dense and vivacious Honjozo Nama Genshu from Sanko Masamune in Okayama Prefecture. The can format ensures no light can spoil the contents and so taste, freshness and vibrancy remain, even though the sake is unpasteurised (nama).
Established in 1918, Sankou Masamune has an excellent line-up of sake, shochu and mirin. Their origins were actually in strawberry farming in the US (hence the strawberry in their logo); shortly after the founders’ return to Japan in 1897 they set up Sanko Masamune. For a long time our Director has been searching for sake with the profile of Sankou RAW and we are delighted to present it to you now, exclusively at tengusake.com.
The Japanese name for this sake is Sankou Hinokuchi. Hinokuchi is another name given to the spout at the side of the fune (sake filtering machine) implying this sake is exactly as it would be straight after filtration: Nama (unpasteurised) and Genshu (undiluted). Explosive, exciting & dynamic stuff!
Juicy melon, pear, pineapple and banana with sharp lemon peel, grapefruit & red apple flavours backed up with intense umami and notes of dried fruits. Enjoy chilled, Sankou RAW Can also be served as a slushy from the can (or in a glass)! To do this, leave the can in your freezer overnight, take it out and give it a good shake. You’ll hear the sake thickening up until there’s an obvious sound difference. Open and enjoy!
Amazing with rich & meaty dishes, curry, mature cheese, creamy or zesty sauces, spicy or deep-fried food.
Ingredients: water, rice, koji, yeast, brewer’s alcohol