In "Koi NISHIKIGOI", the grade and rice is kept a secret – this is to allow one's sense of smell and taste to be surprised, appreciating its flavour and aroma without sight and knowledge of it.
Good intensity and umami. Lactic acidity, refreshing with slight heat on the finish. Nice tropical fruits and rice aromas. Well balanced with umami and sweetness. It would be good to try it warm.
The beauty within is equally matched by the beauty without as the bottle that houses Nishikigoi Saké is artfully crafted by Yamaharu Glass Co. The distinctive red-on-white pattern that mimics the Kohaku variety of Koi has been the recipient of numerous design awards, making each unique bottle a collector’s item.
IWC Sake 2016 - Silver Medal
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze - France
The One Show Gold - U.S.A.
iF Design Award - Germany
A' Design Award Platinum - Italy
FAB Awards Gold - U.K.
D&AD Awards Graphite - U.K.
Pentawards - Belgium
Design for Asia Award Bronze - Hong Kong