君の井酒造

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江戸時代天保年間に創業し、170年もの歴史がある酒蔵。越後藤治の優れた技術によって作られる清酒「君の井」は銘酒として高く評価されている。多大な手間を必要とする山廃(やまはい)仕込みの「越後の蔵秘伝」など人気銘酒各種あり。

Niigata produces some of the best sake in Japan thanks to an overwhelming supply of high-quality rice from the fertile local farmland. Myoko is home to three wonderful breweries: Kiminoi, Chiyo no Hikari and Ayu Masamune.

A big part of the sake process in this area is the combination of snow, water and rice, which really brings nihonshu (rice wine) together. The brewing process traditionally takes place in the winter months when breweries receive recently harvested rice. The grain is then polished down to a small percentage of the initial size, which helps produce the highest quality sake. In the case of Kiminoi sake brewery, they use a particular grain of rice that has been polished down to 35 percent. After the polishing process, the rice is soaked and steamed in large pots where it is then carefully mixed with koji for the fermenting process. Once the sake is made, it is stored in large crates before being bottled to go on sale.

Many breweries offer tours where visitors can experience first-hand how sake is produced, and buy bottles of Japan’s national drink directly from those who create it.

詳細情報

住所

妙高市下町3-11

電話番号

0255-72-3136

URL http://www.kiminoi.co.jp/

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