Tasting Notes: Nanbu Bijin’s Signature Brand, which uses locally grown Ginotome rice. Highly aromatic, with fruit and grain notes. Neat, clean, and crafted to pair with a wide range of food, excellent at any temperature.
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 55%
Brewery Location: Iwate
Food Pairings: Sashimi, Steak, Yakitori, Cheese
Profile: The brewery was established in 1902, and the Nanbu Bijin brand name came to be in 1951. The Iwate area used to be called Nanbu (South), and is a place rich with nature, abundant water and fertile soil. In Japan, most breweries of the time made quite rough, inelegant, sweet sake, but this brewery wanted to make clean & beautiful sake like a fair southern maiden. Hence, the name Nanbu Bijin, or Southern Beauty.