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A434 KAKUREI YEARS BOTTLE 2022 鶴齢 純米大吟醸 雄町48 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 5815 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米吟醸 生原酒 山田錦50 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml 6695 KAKUREI Raw Cloudy Fizz 鶴齢 純米酒 にごり酒 生原酒 Unpasteurized/Undiluted 青木酒造 新潟県 R4BY 1800ml
: HK$500.00
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A434 KAKUREI YEARS BOTTLE 2022 鶴齢 純米大吟醸 雄町48 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 5815 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米吟醸 生原酒 山田錦50 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml 6695 KAKUREI Raw Cloudy Fizz 鶴齢 純米酒 にごり酒 生原酒 Unpasteurized/Undiluted 青木酒造 新潟県 R4BY 1800ml
Aoki Shuzou's "Years Bottle" is the project for the coming 100 years, to aim to create a new value of Japanese culture by integration of Sake and Japanese modern art. Released once a year, and label will be drawn by Japanese artists. 2022's label is drawn by artist Otake Ayana. This cuvee is Junmai-daiginjou, Omachi 48% rice polishing rate, aged in snow cellar. [Limited Series. Unpasteurised, undiluted]

Yamada-Nishiki 100%, rice polishing rate : 50%, Junmai-ginjou. It's a RAW type: Unpasteurised and undiluted. Rich and sophisticated.
[Freshly brewed, unpasteurised, undiluted, Cloudy & Sparkling]

Cloudy version of first press of first "moromi" of this season. Bottled with "moromi" and fermented in the bottle. It is a lightly sparkling Sake. Unpasteurised, undiluted, unfiltered.
B137 KAKUREI Raw Cloudy Fizz 鶴齢 純米酒 にごり酒 生原酒 Unpasteurized/Undiluted 青木酒造 新潟県 R4BY 720ml 4903 KAKUREI Snow Aged 鶴齢 純米吟醸 愛山 雪室熟成 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml 6694 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米酒 しぼりたて 生原酒 - Unpasteurized/Undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R4BY 1800ml
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B137 KAKUREI Raw Cloudy Fizz 鶴齢 純米酒 にごり酒 生原酒 Unpasteurized/Undiluted 青木酒造 新潟県 R4BY 720ml 4903 KAKUREI Snow Aged 鶴齢 純米吟醸 愛山 雪室熟成 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml 6694 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米酒 しぼりたて 生原酒 - Unpasteurized/Undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R4BY 1800ml
[Freshly brewed, unpasteurised, undiluted, Cloudy & Sparkling]

Cloudy version of first press of first "moromi" of this season. Bottled with "moromi" and fermented in the bottle. It is a lightly sparkling Sake. Unpasteurised, undiluted, unfiltered.
Rare and noble sake rice "Aiyama" in Kakurei style. This is a Junmai-ginjou : rice polishing rate 57%, aged in a snow cellar. Classy sweet umami, brightened by fine acidity. [Freshly brewed, unpasteurised, undiluted]

First press of first "moromi" of this season. Freshly bottled without pasteurisation, dilution or filtration. Locally grown "Koshi-Tanrei", rice polishing rate : 60%, Junmai-shu.
6011 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米酒 しぼりたて 生原酒 - Unpasteurized/Undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R4BY 720ml B124 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米吟醸 越淡麗 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 6415 YUKIOTOKO 雪男 辛口 青木酒造 新潟県 1800ml
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: HK$360.00
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6011 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米酒 しぼりたて 生原酒 - Unpasteurized/Undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R4BY 720ml B124 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米吟醸 越淡麗 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 6415 YUKIOTOKO 雪男 辛口 青木酒造 新潟県 1800ml
[Freshly brewed, unpasteurised, undiluted]

First press of first "moromi" of this season. Freshly bottled without pasteurisation, dilution or filtration. Locally grown "Koshi-Tanrei", rice polishing rate : 60%, Junmai-shu.
Locally grown "Koshi-Tanrei" 100%, rice polishing rate : 55%, Junmai-ginjou. Water is from Mt. Makihata. This Kakurei's standard label embodies Terroir of Niigata. Good for both chilled and warm/hot. Yukiotoko(=Snow monster) is an Aoki-Shuzou's another label in dry style. Focuses on pure umami of rice and sharp finish. This Honjouzou is made from Gohyakumangoku and Koshiibuki, rice polishing rate : 65%. Good for both cold and hot temperature. A great standard for Sake drinkers.
4921 KAKUREI Autumn 鶴齢 特別純米 山田錦55 冷卸(ひやおろし) 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml 4902 KAKUREI Snow Aged 鶴齢 純米吟醸 愛山 雪室熟成 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml 5812 KAKUREI 鶴齢 特別純米 爽醇 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml
: HK$480.00
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: HK$580.00
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4921 KAKUREI Autumn 鶴齢 特別純米 山田錦55 冷卸(ひやおろし) 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml 4902 KAKUREI Snow Aged 鶴齢 純米吟醸 愛山 雪室熟成 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml 5812 KAKUREI 鶴齢 特別純米 爽醇 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml
Autumn Release Tokubetsu Junmai, Yamada-Nishiki 100%, rice polishing rate : 55%. Brewed in last winter and aged during the summertime. All the elements have melted together into one thing - it's a merit of maturation. Good for both cold and warm temperature. Rare and noble sake rice "Aiyama" in Kakurei style. This is a Junmai-ginjou : rice polishing rate 57%, aged in a snow cellar. Classy sweet umami, brightened by fine acidity. 爽醇 is here again. 爽醇(=so-jun, refreshing and mellow) is a Kakurei's limited summer edition. Kakurei's artisan team packed richness in lightweight body with smoothness and refreshing finish. Locally grown Koshi-Tanrei 100%. Rice polishing rate 55% - Tokubetsu-Junmai.
6341 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 特別純米 瀬戸産雄町55 生原酒 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml 6551 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 特別純米 瀬戸産雄町55 生原酒 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml 6307 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米吟醸 山田錦50 無濾過生原酒 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml
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6341 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 特別純米 瀬戸産雄町55 生原酒 - unpasteurized/undiluted -  青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml 6551 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 特別純米 瀬戸産雄町55 生原酒 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml 6307 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米吟醸 山田錦50 無濾過生原酒 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml
[Limited Series. Unpasteurised, undiluted]

Omachi from Seto(Akaiwa-Okayama) 100%, rice polishing rate : 55%, Tokubetsu-Junmai. It's a "Raw" type, unpasteurised, undiluted. Robust, rich and dry Omachi.
[Limited Series. Unpasteurised, undiluted]

Omachi from Seto(Akaiwa-Okayama) 100%, rice polishing rate : 55%, Tokubetsu-Junmai. It's a "Raw" type, unpasteurised, undiluted. Robust, rich and dry Omachi.
[Limited Series. Unpasteurised, undiluted]

Yamada-Nishiki 100%, rice polishing rate : 50%, Junmai-ginjou. It's a RAW type: Unpasteurised and undiluted. Rich and sophisticated.
B071 YUKIOTOKO SAKEYELL III 雪男 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 5753 BOKUSHI White Bottle 牧之 限定 大吟醸 生詰原酒 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml A588 KAKUREI Super Dry 鶴齢 純米超辛口 原酒 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml
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B071 YUKIOTOKO SAKEYELL III 雪男 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 5753 BOKUSHI White Bottle 牧之 限定 大吟醸 生詰原酒 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml A588 KAKUREI Super Dry 鶴齢 純米超辛口 原酒 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 720ml
Since 2020, Aoki-Shuzou has released special edition of Yukiotoko "Sakeyell" and this is a third edition. Aoki-Shuzou reserves prime part of sake to make premium range and the Sakeyell III is a blend of those reserves from the snow-cellar. Specification such as rice varietal, rice polishing rate etc. are secrets. Rich, round, and complex on the palate(atypical for Yukiotoko), but you can find a signature of Yukiotoko = cool dry in the finish. Bokushi is the high-end model of Daiginjou-Sake which is made by very best of the artisanship of Aoki Shuzou. There are two versions of Bokushi. This one is namadume(=without 2nd pasteurisation), and undiluted. Hyougo AAA Yamadanishiki 100%, 37% extreme polish. Summer Edition. Super dry finish, but rich umami makes good balance with its sharpness. Serve well chilled or you can put ice cubes. Miyama-Nishiki from Nagano, rice polishing rate : 60%.
6413 YUKIOTOKO 雪男 純米酒 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml A076 KAKUREI 鶴齢の梅酒 純米吟醸仕込み 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml A401 KAKUREI Yamahai 鶴齢 山廃純米 青木酒造 新潟県 1800ml
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6413 YUKIOTOKO 雪男 純米酒 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml A076 KAKUREI 鶴齢の梅酒 純米吟醸仕込み 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml A401 KAKUREI Yamahai 鶴齢 山廃純米 青木酒造 新潟県 1800ml
Yukiotoko(=Snow monster) is an Aoki-Shuzou's another label in dry style. Focuses on pure umami of rice and sharp finish. This Junmaishu is made from Miyama-Nishiki 100%, rice polishing rate : 60%. Good for both cold and hot temperature. A great standard for Sake drinkers. Premium Umeshu. Usually Umeshu is made of Ume, liquor(distilled. shochu etc) and sugar. Kakurei Umeshu is made of Ume and Junmai Ginjou. Super refined, natural sweetness. Released once a year with limited quantity. Good for both cold temperature and hot temperature.
This is the only "Yamahai" among the series of Kakurei. Koshitanrei 70% rice polishing rate.
A010 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米大吟醸 山田錦37 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml
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A010 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米大吟醸 山田錦37 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml
Kakurei's high-end "Yamadanishiki 37" is a Junmaidaiginjou, made from Hyougo-Toujou Yamadanishiki with rice polishing rate 37%. Artisanal spirits of Echigo-Toji interpret delicacy of Daiginjou and richness of highest quality Yamadanishiki perfectly. Packed in individual wooden case - excellent packaging design.
   
 
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Kakurei 鶴齢 - 300 years

Established in 1717 in an area with the heaviest snowfall in Niigata Japan, Aoki-shuzou has been brewing classy sake. Their Daiginjou is one of the top-ranked artisanal authentic sake in Japan, and their popular editions are most loved at home and at restaurant in Niigata as a premium brand.

Pioneer of "Raw Type" - Unfiltered, Unpasteirized and Undiluted

Generally, sake is pasteurized twice to stabilize the quality, added some water to make the texture smooth, and filtered to make sake clear. However, thanks to the development of transportation technology and improvement of sake making, today Raw type(unfiltered, unpasteirized and undiluted) sake is getting popular in Japan and even in foreign countries. Actually, Aoki-shuzou is well known as a pioneer of this Raw type. In the 90’s, it was still difficult to distribute Raw type in the market, but Aoki-shuzou had successfully set about commercialization of it in 1998. Then, in mid 2010's Aoki-shuzou's Raw Sake had achieved kind of perfection.

Go Further

Sake is made by the finest techniques among all fermented products in the world. "Parallel multiple fermentation", "Distilled alcohol added", "Pasteurization", "Adding water"... all these traditional techniques have been refined continuously since 8th century. Needless to say, Aoki-shuzou possesses all these traditional techniques. Although they have played the role of top runner of Raw type sake making for these 20 years, now they go back to the basics yet again and are trying to integrate traditional skills and modern techniques to make higher level of sake. Obviously Kakurei is getting more preciseness and delicacy year by year. Aoki-shuzou never stops, and Kakurei goes further.

Snow Cellar

Today many breweries implement temperature control by refrigerator or air-conditioning for their cellar. But, those electric systems cannot provide stable temperature. The temperature goes up and goes down in cycles with noise and vibration.

Aoki-shuzou built "snow cellar" to store sake without electricity. This eco-drive snow cellar is an ideal facility for long-term and low temperature ageing. The cellar is kept at 5℃ throughout the year stably, then Kakurei is polished calmly and little by little without any stress, and unnecessary factors are shaved off from sake. Niigata is an area of heavy snowfall, and Aoki-shuzou cleverly utilizes this unlimited nature's bounty with free of charge, and feedback to the collaboration between nature and human, called sake.






WAGO - Harmonization

Sake brewing cannot be completed alone. There is the chief brewer and young brewers devoting great time and effort, farmers growing rice crops carefully and respectfully, liquor shop and restaurant keepers full of passion and thoughtfulness and the habitual Kakurei Drinkers. We cannot have done it without the “wago” (harmonization) of all of the people above. It has been almost 300 years since
Aoki-shuzou has started brewing Kakurei. We highly appreciate all the constant patronage that has helped us continue to brew sake every year for this long without closing for even a year. We will do our utmost to brew good sake to meet your expectations in the years to come. We wish you happiness from the mountainous Uonuma and hope you will be able to continue enjoying great sake. (by Aoki-shuzou)