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CHALLENGE BLUE Sake Set (180ml/24bottles)

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¥22,800 JPY
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"Challenge Blue" 180ml x 24bottles

Product Detail

This is a sake you’ll want to drink when you want to take on a challenge, or when you’ve worked hard and accomplished something.
We felt that acidity was important to create a taste that will make you feel assertive in a clear-cut way. It features a sweet and sour, citrusy flavor. More than just acidic, it also has a soft sweetness to it. We’ve given it a crisp, clean finish by using the sake-brewing rice Oita Mii.
We recommend either chilling "Challenge Blue" till it’s ice cold or drinking it hot. We’ve also kept the alcohol content low, as some people will be drinking directly from the can.

Type Aromatic Type
Grade Junmai Ginjo
Body Light
Raw Material Rice, Rice malt,
Variety of Rice Oita Mii 100%
Nuts and bolt Designed to suit meat dishes. Perfect with meats that have a distinctive flavor, such as lamb. The acidity balances fats well, including those in sauces and condiments.
If drinking with sashimi, we recommend using ponzu vinegar or lemon salt rather than soy sauce.
Dry or Sweet Slightly Sweet
Taste Very light in taste, once it fills your mouth, you will notice the smooth sweetness and delicate acidity that merges with a faintly assertive bitterness rather comfortably, right until the trailing notes.
Aroma This sake has a gorgeous aroma, mainly that of richly aromatic fruits and white flowers like lychee and muscat.
Suitable Temperature 5-10°C(Cold - Room temperature)、40-50°C(Warm)
Rice Milling Level 60%
Alcohol Percentage 13%
Sake Meter Value -8.5
Acid Degree 3.0

Komatsu Brewery Co., Ltd. (Usa, Oita Prefecture)

Our brewery was founded in 1868 by Etsuzo Komatsu. The Nagasu area of Usa, where we are located, is an environment blessed with water that is ideal for sake brewing, rice harvested in the Usa Plain, and seasonal winds in the winter months. Because of this, Nagasu is a sake-making area, which, although rather small, once had as many as seven sake breweries. Although we stopped brewing in 1988, we have continued to operate as a brewery by outsourcing production. With the homecoming of 6th generation Junpei Komatsu in 2008, production started up once again. In 2018, we celebrated 150 years since our company’s inception and 10 years of our Hojun brand.
Oita Mii, the rice used in this CHALLENGE BLUE canned sake was developed in Oita during the first decades of the 20th century and came to be used all through the prefecture due to its outstanding taste. It stopped being cultivated in the 60s, however, as it was difficult to grow. Working with just a handful of seeds, our company has been trying to revive this precious rice. Made from 100% Oita Mii and using a koji-mold that is typically used for brewing shochu, Challenge Blue aims for a fresh, refreshing taste that is approachable even for young people who are not regular sake drinkers.

Sake Sommelier Comment

Features a fruity, citrus-like bouquet (yuzu, close to grapefruit).
First a citrus-like acidity, then a sweetness fills the mouth. This masterpiece nicely balances tartness with sweetness.
Sharp, with a low alcohol content of 13% and a very refreshing finish and aftertaste for easy drinking.
Thorough chilling is recommended for a fresher, more appealing acidity.
The accent of fresh acidity spurs the appetite. That solid acidity makes this is a sake for enjoyable mariage with strong-flavored foods.