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4871 ABEKAN 阿部勘 純米吟醸 亀の尾 阿部勘酒造 宮城県 720ml
4871 ABEKAN 阿部勘 純米吟醸 亀の尾 阿部勘酒造 宮城県 720ml


 
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"Which saké is good for sushi?" We would like to offer Abekan for this most frequent question at Vin et Saké Nature.

Abekan was established in 1716 near Shiogama shrine in Miyagi, and they have been appointed as an official supplier of sacred saké for this shrine to this day. Today Abekan Shuzo is lead by Mr.Kankuro Abe, 14th head of the family and Sake making is handled by Toji : Toshiaki Hiratsuka.

This area - Sanriku coast is famous for seafoods, especially the number of sushi restaurants per capita in Shiogama is the highest in Japan. Authentic styled Abekan is caracterized by its purity and smoothness, and it is most loved saké in this sushi town. Abekan Shuzo's sake is mainly distributed and consumed locally, and a small part of production is shipped to the outside of Miyagi.

Their brands are Shikino Matsushima, Otokoyama and Abekan. Especially Abekan is premium brand which is provided to selected saké shops on allocation.

亀ノ尾 Kame-no-o

Kame-no-o is a rice varietal for sake making and also edible. This is a roots of Sasanishiki and Koshihikari which are top quality edible rice today. A farner Kameji Abe found three pieces of rice ears which were ripened while the other indeginous variety "Sobe-wase" were all damaged by cold weather in 1893. He spent several years to multiply them and to make a further selection. Then he shared Kame-no-o to his neighbours and it became popular in northen part of Japan for several decades. Thereafter many improved varieties were born and Kame-no-o itself had totally disappered in 1970's. But it was revived in 1980's. Since this revival, Kame-no-o is getting more recognition again as a rare sake rice.

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