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Country of Origin: Japan
Location: Tochigi Prefecture, Kanto
People: Jun Kono, President
Rich, expressive flavor, genteel clarity and balance—these are the characteristics of sakes from Sohomare, established by the Kono family in 1872. To achieve these qualities fifth-generation owner Jun Kono settled on the kimoto method, developed in the 17th century, as offering the most promise. This process, which takes 15 days longer than modern brewing methods, produces sakes with depth and integrity.
Sohomare uses "Designation A" Yamada Nishiki rice for its junmai, ginjo and daiginjo labels. This champion strain is first choice among brewers for the fullness and clarity it imparts to sake. By joining the kimoto brewing method with top quality Yamada Nishiki, the brewery achieved a new kind of sake that is mellow, flavorful, elegant—and almost impossible to put down once it’s in a glass.