JUYONDAI
十四代「高木酒造」


Yamagata, Japan

"Juyondai," produced by Takagi Shuzo in Murayama City, Yamagata Prefecture, has become one of Japan's most esteemed sake brands. Founded in 1615, Takagi Shuzo is nestled in Murayama, a region renowned for its agriculture and heavy snowfall. Juyondai, known for its smooth, aromatic, and sweet flavor, first appeared in 1994 with "Juyondai Nakadori Junmai." This release marked a shift from the prevailing light and dry sake trend of the 1980s to a richer, more flavorful profile. The scarcity of Juyondai, despite its popularity, is due to limited production. Takagi Shuzo prioritizes quality over quantity, focusing on a labor-intensive, sensory-based brewing process rather than mechanized production. This commitment to excellence limits the number of bottles available, making Juyondai a rare and sought-after sake.

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