Nara Prefecture is said to be the birthplace of sake, and is a production area that sake lovers are normally bound for discovering new types.
It is said that most of the sake made in the area are rich and have a sweet profile, making them very versatile with different range of foods and very suitable for food pairings, and ss you’d expect from the birthplace of refined sake, Nara is home to numerous long-running breweries and sake stores.
Joining forces with nearby prefecture Kyoto, 5 Nara’s sake breweries are also proposing a newer and refreshing way of drinking sake for the hotter months of summer, in order to help attracting younger generations looking for light and easy drinking profile brews, and what better way than a Sake Highball.
The 5 Nara representatives’ breweries behind the project are:
Just like their prefecture neighbours the newer proposed way of drinking Sake highball will be under the brand “Nara Summer Cold Sake” sold under a unified label with just the Sake Breweries’s logo changing and bottled in a light blue summer-feeling clear bottle to help associating with the summer season and refreshing light drinking perception.
All sakes will be Junmai Ginjo type made with local Prefecture rice (Yamada-nishiki & Gin no Sato) and will range in 14-15% alcohol.
SUGGESTED SUMMER HIGHBALL
“Kiriri & Asuka Highball”
– 45ml Kyoto Summer Cold Sake
– 5ml Lime juice
– 90ml Ginger ale