Ban Ryu means “ten thousand ways.” It is an expression used in the sake world to answer the question, in how many ways is one sake different from another. The answer, in 10 thousand ways: the yeast, the koji, timing of brewing, etc., It also means, more informally, “versatility.” The brewery tries to catch both meanings in its name, however, they passionately believe it can be enjoyed in 10 thousand ways–chilled, warmed, hot, with light food, heavy food, sweet food and spicy food.
Founded in 1778, the Fuji Brewery is now managed by the 13th generation of the Kato family, Ariyoshi Kato. The head brew master Kodai Kato, one the youngest Toji in Japan to win a gold medal at the National Japan Sake Competition. Located in Tsuruoka City, a sake-brewing hub in Yamagata prefecture, Eiko Fuji embodies the style of Yamagata- light, clean and delightfully fruity.
Low aroma, light and fruity, with undertones of black currant, finishing crisp and clean.