Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kenkonichi Junmai Daiginjo

Here's a little bone for all of you out there who enjoy a meaty full bodied Daiginjo!
Coming from Miyagi Prefecture's Oonuma Shuzo-ten brewery, I present to you:

Kenkonichi / 乾坤一
Junmai Daiginjo Nakadori / 純米大吟醸 中取り
Alcohol: 16% / Polish: 45%
SMV: +2
Brewery: Oonuma Shuzo-ten / Miyagi Prefecture

Tasting notes:
On the nose: Light, clean, With sweet fruity notes.

On the palate: Very clean and crisp. Very full bodied with lots of meaty rice flavors, and a nice lingering finish.

Other notes:
  • Oonuma Shuzo-ten is a very small brewery with limited production. This one might be a little hard to find, but well worth the search if you can.
  • The Kenkonichi label, is a line of sake containing: Junmai, Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo, and Daiginjo. The main focus even up to the Daiginjo level is on flavor rather than smell, so don't expect an award winning bouquet. Instead look forward to a Full bodied sake that will match a wide range of foods.
  • My drinking suggestions for Kenkonichi's Junmai Daiginjo are: slightly chilled or room temp.

Meishu no Yutaka staff


  1. Your shop has very nice sake list. Just curious if you do online order. My husband and I are sake otaku in Tokyo!

  2. Unfortunately we don't do online ordering, but if you call or fax the store, we do accept orders by FAX and phone, With postal service money order payments. There are many brands that we are not allowed to post to the internet due to the request of the breweries they are produced by, so for a full sake list, and any questions the best way is to either call the store, ask for either Carlin or Rie, or send your contact info to us via FAX, and we will call you.

    Thank you very much for your interest, And I truly do look forward to talking to you in the future. I am always excited to meet other Sake enthusiasts!

    Meishu no Yutaka Staff