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Established in 1871 in Uonuma, Niigata, Takachiyo Shuzo is located at the foot of Makihata mountain. They brew 100% by hand using snow melt filtered through springs.
The nose is bright, full and floral. Look for cherry blossoms and honeydew. There’s a richness to the palate which lingers as the umami builds. Polished to 53% but drinks closer to 40% given their Henpei flat polishing machine.