Historical Japanese Sake “EDO Shiran”
・What does Historical Japanese sake of “EDO shiran” mean?
EDO is one of the Japanese historical era names (It is called Gengo in Japan.).
In Japan, era names are chosen to mark the passage of time in the same way that parents choose names for children as a way of expressing their hope for their healthy growth.
It is a sake that is said to have been loved by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, reprinted and brewed based on the books of that time.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a famous general in the Warring States Period, the era before Edo.
Shiran means “I don’t know” in English. Since Toyotomi Hideyoshi died before entering the Edo period, he did not know Edo. Therefore, we named it “EDO Shiran”.
・What does it taste like?
This amber-colored sake is completely different from modern sake and it is very rich and sweet.
The rice polishing ratio is 90% because it reproduces the manufacturing method of the old days when rice polishing technology was not developed.
You can learn about rice polishing rate from our past article. (https://www.musubi-jp.com/sake/blog/road-to-japanese-sake-master-about-rice-polishing-rate/）
There are a lot of rice starch and sugar left.
It is a very aromatic sake, and I recommend you to enjoy it slowly with a wine glass or a brandy glass.
・Japanese sake of the EDO peiod
Japanese sake in the Edo period had a strong taste with high amino acid content and sourness, although the alcohol content was the same as today.
It is said that the sugar content is 4 to 5 times.
One of the possible reasons for this is the brewing technology that was not yet sophisticated at the time, as mentioned earlier.
When this sake was diluted and drunk, there was no significant change in the taste until the alcohol content reached 5 degrees.
This suggests that in the Edo period, people probably used to drink sake with water.
It might be tasteful to enjoy sake with water like people in the Edo period.
・Finally about us
We export Japanese sake overseas in B to B.
However, we also export it in B to C. You can purchase our original sake at SAKURA TOWN (https://sake-kampai.com/)
There are many unique and rare sake. You can give it a try! If there is any Japanese sake you would like to carry in your store, please feel free to contact us! https://www.musubi-jp.com/blog/contact/
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