Kuzuryu “Daiginjo” Release Party

EN Japanese Brasserie

Please join us for the release event of the fall. Introducing the limited production Kuzuryu “Daiginjo” from Kokuryu Sake Brewing Corporation. Fukui’s leading sake producer sends us down the Kuzuryu river with an elegantly dry sake brewed in the distinctive Kokuryu style.

The new daiginjo will be poured at the opening of the event, followed by tastings of other beautifully crafted Kokuryu labels along with some of EN’s favorite bites. Guests who stay to dine can enjoy a complimentary glass of Kokuryu with their meal.

Date Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Time 5:30pm-8:00pm (Early arrivals taste new-release daiginjo)
Place EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 [map]
Sake List Kuzuryu “Daiginjo”
Kokuryu “Tokusen”
Kokuryu “Junmai Ginjo”
Kokuryu “Kuzuryu”
Price $45 per person (including tax and tip)
RSVP Buy tickets online at Eventbrite

Kokuryu Sake Brewing Corporation

Sake made from soft water tends to pick up subtle flavor nuances that are not detectable in the crisp, dry sakes made from mineral-rich hard water. At the ginjo level they are multi-layered and complex, and It is not always easy to describe their qualities in words.

Among the soft-water breweries of Japan Kokuryu is perhaps the most famous. Its water is drawn from the subterranean flow of of Kuzuryugawa (Nine-Headed Dragon River), famed since ancient times for its delicious taste. Kokuryu’s founder, Nizaemon Ishidaya, built the original brewery in 1804 in the vicinity of Eihei-ji, the main temple of the Soto Zen sect. Nizaemon’s descendants have been making sake there ever since.

Kokukryu labels resound with deep flavor, but what makes them unique is their overall finesse. Often sakes with a big taste profile become muddied by amino acids and other fermentation byproducts and lack clarity. Somehow Kokuryu manages to avoid this, bringing rich flavor and delicate balance together in a unique expression of the sake-maker’s art.