Founded in 1903, the Saiya Brewery is one of the most award-winning breweries at the Japanese National Sake Competition. Located in the snowy region of Akita, in the past fifteen years of the competition, the brewery has won an astonishing ten gold medals. Mr. Takahashi, their brewmaster, has been recognized by the Emperor of Japan as a cherished craftsman.
Unlike most yamahais, Yuki No Bosha is mellow and elegant. Many sake drinkers are surprised that this is a yamahai because it does not have the gamey and funky character that most do. However, it still shows the yeasty and umami forward quality of yamahai, especially when compared to the other sakes in the Yuki no Bosha line.
Overall, mellow and well balanced. Notes of roasted chestnuts, brown butter, and honey on the nose and palate; gentle acidity in the finish.