2000 Mukai Shuzo Natsu no Omoide

Rare aged Sake from one of Japan's most respected female brewers. Not to be missed.

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Another unique sake from Kuniko Mukai.

The Natsu no Omoide has been made with a unique and rare strain of yeast called the ‘100 year old’ yeast that Kuniko propagated from a strain stored at Tōkyō University of Agriculture where she studied fermentation and brewing.

The Natsu no Omoide has been aged for 14 years and has an aroma of wood shavings and rich dried apricot. Umami rich palate with sweet and sour apricot, prune and vanilla followed by a long finish with bitter caramel and wood nuances.

The Natsu no Omoide is unlike any other sake and we have nicknamed it our “Jura-zake” as it reminds us of wine from the Jura with its almost oxidative flavour.

So unique!

Mukai Shuzō is a tiny brewery with an exceptionally long history having been founded in 1754 and is still a family run business today.

The current Tōji [Master Brewer] is Kuniko Mukai who is the eldest daughter of the Kuramoto [Brewery Owner] Yoshihisa Mukai. Kuniko left her hometown to study fermentation and brewing techniques at Tōkyō University of Agriculture and after graduation spent one year as a brewery worker before assuming the role of Tōji at her family's brewery in 1998.

Kuniko was one of the first women Master Brewers in Japan at the young age of 22, and by becoming Tōji at Mukai kept alive the family-run tradition at their brewery that has now been brewing for 265 years. She is an exceptionally creative brewer who makes Sake that are unique to her style.

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