Meet the Brewery Koshi no Kanbai


Join us for an information sake class by 4th generation president Tatsunori Ishimoto, followed by a tasting of three Koshi no Kanbai with carefully paired with Yen’s signature canap√©.

Dates Monday, 25th March 2019
Time 6:00pm-7:00pm
Place Yen London
190 Strand, 5 Arundel Street, London, WC2R 3DX [map]
Sake List Koshi no Kanbai “Muku”
Koshi no Kanbai “Sai”
Koshi no Kanbai “Tokusen”
Ticket £30 per person
RSVP Please call 020 3915 6976

About Koshi no Kanbai

Koshi no Kanbai is Japan’s most famous and sought-after sake. Its “winter plum” label is familiar to enthusiasts everywhere, conjuring up the image of a sake so perfect that every single molecule seems immaculately in place.

Even as a young man in 1930s, Shogo Ishimoto’s knack for making exceptional sakes was apparent. Totally focussed on his vision of sake excellence, he had produced a ginjo sake in 1946, an incredible feat at a time when both rice and sake were strictly rationed. In the years that followed he continually tested and refined his vision. Drier and cleaner than the sweet, heavy sakes of the day, Koshi no Kanbai eventually set the model for other breweries in the region, leading directly to the development of the Niigata style.

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