Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Negami Brewery-Kinmei Shiboritate Junmai Genshu Nama

This is another long-selling brew by Negami Brewery in Gotemba city on the slopes of Mount Fuji!


it is brewed to coincide with the winter/ end of the year/New Year holidays with the same label every year bearing the lucky turtle and crane!


Note again this is shiboritate (just pressed) junmai (no pure rice alcohol blended in) genshu (no pure water blended in) nama (unpasteurized). The “real” product!


Rice milled down to 50~60 %
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees
Bottled in December 2014

Clarity: very clear
Color: faint golden hue
Aroma: very dry and fruity. melon, pears
Body: fluid
Taste: very dry and fruity attack backed up with puissant junmai petillant.
Complex: pears, melon, oranges.
Lingers on palate for a short while before departing on an even drier note with more oranges.
Takes on an even drier note with food with more oranges.

Overall: Very dry, fruity and elegant sake in spite of its high alcohol contents and “nama” nature.
The kind of sake to bring as a present as not only enjoyable on its own but the beautiful label.
Guaranteed value!


So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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