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6695 KAKUREI Raw Cloudy Sparkling 鶴齢 純米酒 にごり酒 生原酒 Unpasteurized/Undiluted 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml 6012 KAKUREI Raw Cloudy Sparkling 鶴齢 純米酒 にごり酒 生原酒 Unpasteurized/Undiluted 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 R3BY 1800ml
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6695 KAKUREI Raw Cloudy Sparkling 鶴齢 純米酒 にごり酒 生原酒 Unpasteurized/Undiluted 青木酒造 新潟県 R3BY 1800ml 6012 KAKUREI Raw Cloudy Sparkling 鶴齢 純米酒 にごり酒 生原酒 Unpasteurized/Undiluted 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 R3BY 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.
[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.
[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 R3BY 720ml A032 KAKUREI 鶴齢の梅酒 純米吟醸仕込み 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml A029 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米大吟醸 山田錦37 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml
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: HK$650.00
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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 R3BY 720ml A032 KAKUREI 鶴齢の梅酒 純米吟醸仕込み 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml A029 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米大吟醸 山田錦37 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml
[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.
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.
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.
4645 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米吟醸 生原酒 山田錦50 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R2BY 720ml A075 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米吟醸 越淡麗 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 6584 KAKUREI Autumn Release 鶴齢 特別純米 瀬戸産雄町55 青木酒造 新潟県 R2BY 720ml
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4645 KAKUREI Raw 鶴齢 純米吟醸 生原酒 山田錦50 - unpasteurized/undiluted - 青木酒造 新潟県 R2BY 720ml A075 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米吟醸 越淡麗 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 6584 KAKUREI Autumn Release 鶴齢 特別純米 瀬戸産雄町55 青木酒造 新潟県 R2BY 720ml
[Limited Series. Unpasteurised, undiluted]

Yamada-Nishiki 100%, rice polishing rate : 50%, Junmai-ginjou. It's a RAW type: Unpasteurised and undiluted. Super rich taste.
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. Autumn Release Tokubetsu Junmai, Seto-Omachi 100%, rice polishing rate : 55%. Brewed in last spring and aged in "snow cellar" during the summertime. Rich, dense, thick and structured. This Omachi 55 goes well with Japanese snow crab, various kinds of Chinese cuisine and western style cuisine as well.
4316 KAKUREI Autumn Release 鶴齢 特別純米 瀬戸産雄町55 青木酒造 新潟県 R2BY 1800ml A917 KAKUREI Snow Aged 鶴齢 純米吟醸 愛山 雪室熟成 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 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 R2BY 1800ml
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4316 KAKUREI Autumn Release 鶴齢 特別純米 瀬戸産雄町55 青木酒造 新潟県 R2BY 1800ml A917 KAKUREI Snow Aged 鶴齢 純米吟醸 愛山 雪室熟成 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 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 R2BY 1800ml
Autumn Release Tokubetsu Junmai, Seto-Omachi 100%, rice polishing rate : 55%. Brewed in last spring and aged in "snow cellar" during the summertime. Rich, dense, thick and structured. This Omachi 55 goes well with Japanese snow crab, various kinds of Chinese cuisine and western style cuisine as well. 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. This R1BY(released in 2021) has been aged in snow cellar for one and half year. 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.
4920 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 R2BY 720ml 4902 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米吟醸 愛山 青木酒造 新潟県 R2BY 1800ml 6413 YUKIOTOKO 雪男 純米酒 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml
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4920 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 R2BY 720ml 4902 KAKUREI 鶴齢 純米吟醸 愛山 青木酒造 新潟県 R2BY 1800ml 6413 YUKIOTOKO 雪男 純米酒 青木酒造 新潟県 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. 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.
A644 YUKIOTOKO SAKEYELL II 雪男 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 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 R2BY 1800ml 5710 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 R2BY 720ml
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A644 YUKIOTOKO SAKEYELL II 雪男 青木酒造 新潟県 720ml 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 R2BY 1800ml 5710 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 R2BY 720ml
Sakeyell II 2021 version. Aoki-Shuzou released one-off special version of Yukiotoko and named it SAKEYELL. Aoki-Shuzou reserves sake in their snow cellar to make long-term ageing bottle. They picked up a part of them and made a special blend. Rich, round, and complex on the palate(atypical for Yukiotoko), but mid-to finish is cool and dry(It's a trademark of Yukiotoko!). [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.
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 R2BY 1800ml A267 BOKUSHI White Bottle 牧之 限定 大吟醸 生詰原酒 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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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 R2BY 1800ml A267 BOKUSHI White Bottle 牧之 限定 大吟醸 生詰原酒 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
[Limited Series. Unpasteurised, undiluted]

Yamada-Nishiki 100%, rice polishing rate : 50%, Junmai-ginjou. It's a RAW type: Unpasteurised and undiluted. Super rich taste.
Bokushi is super highend of Aoki Brewery - famous for Kakurei. There are two versions of Bokushi. This one is Non-Pasteurized, Non-Diluted. Hyougo AAA Yamadanishiki 100%, 37% extreme polish. Very rare. This is the only "Yamahai" among the series of Kakurei. Koshitanrei 70% rice polishing rate.
   
 
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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)