|Kinryo (720 ml) 'Kusukami' Tokubetsu Junmai, Kagawa Prefecture
Originally a family in the indigo dye trade dating back to 1658, the Nishinokinryo Brewery was founded in 1789 across from the Kotohira Shrine in the Kagawa Prefecture. Within the brewery grounds stands guard a 900-year-old camphor tree that folklore shares was the daily resting place for the Kotohira Tengu.
Nestled amidst the Sanuki Plains and the Shikoku Mountain Range, Nishinokinryo has access to the high density rice output of the area and the pristine water resulting from the Hirota River water system. It is said that the temperature variability between day an night allows for ample cultivation of high quality rice. Nishinokinryo has been using locally cultivated Sanuki sake brewing rice varieties since the Edo era: Ooseto and Sanukiyoimai.