Voted “Perfect Sake for a Gift” in 2012’s UK Sake Awards and winner of Silver Award at IWC 2013, Golden Amber is a superb example of a koshu or aged sake.
Sake is usually drunk within a year of its bottling date: the aging process is delicate and fraught with complication, so aged sake is very rare making up less than 1% of all the sake produced in Japan.
Golden Amber has been aged for 12 years, four of which are in an oak barrel designed for aging whisky. The resulting beverage is extraordinary: dark amber in colour with a beguiling toffee/almond nose. Exceptionally well balanced and smooth with rich, deep flavours of smoky oak, vanilla, caramel and spices, all reminiscent of a single malt whisky (but with less than half the alcohol, acidity and calories!)
Golden Amber is a wonderful after dinner treat; a welcome alternative to the stronger, more traditional digestives. It also pairs fabulously with rich pork dishes and hard, mature cheeses. Try a bottle – you won’t regret it!
Ingredients: water, rice, koji, yeast
Hayashi Honten "Golden Amber" 12 Years Aged Junmai Koshu 林本店 金時 純米 琥珀の熟成酒
- All prices are inclusive of UK-VAT (20%)
- Saké Type: Junmai Koshu
- ABV: 18%
- Rice Polishing Ratio: 70%
- Rice Varieties: Nipponbare
- Serving Suggestion: chilled
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