ABOUT TSURUNOE: Tsurunoe is a very traditional, small brewery founded in 1794. It was originally intended for making miso and soy sauce. The water is classically soft, and they use only locally grown rice. The reflection of their technique is to brew a sake that begins with a big mouthfeel, that lasts long and slowly, beautifully, fading away in the mouth. Aizu Chushou sake are aged, blending older sake with newer sake; the aging process allowing the sake to become more sweet and flavorful.
TASTING NOTES: An inviting sake full of sweet spice, almond and smoke with a slight herbaceous character. Off dry, rich and almost chewy, the palate features melon, peach and mineral notes with a distinctively dry finish.