Kotsuzumi / Nishiyama Brewery
Tamba City is located central Hyogo and is an area with lots of nature, surrounded by beautiful mountains.
It’s a small city with its population of 7000 people and its main industry is faring/agriculture and manufacturing.
It’s famous for sky-sports such as paragliding and hang gliding because of its geographic and wind conditions.
In 2006, a fossil of Titanosaurs, which is really rare to be found, was found in Tamba and that made this city
known to many people, with them recognizing it as a Tambasaur.
Meanwhile, many people moving out to bigger cities and only older people staying is a problem.
We’d like to change that by bringing forth a new way of producing. We have been supported for 164 years
by Tamba with its abundant supply.
Though we are making changes as the world’s changing, it won’t change that we’ll stay here and keep producing.
Our foundation is our brewing technique cultivated during the 164 years.
We produce Sake that’s healthy for you by using local ingredients with no additives as much as possible after so many tries. Even those who can’t drink can try our Sake. We hope to make the kind of Sake that bring the goodness of the food you have with it, not the kind that takes the goodness away. We don’t want it to be something that people want to have once in their lifetime, but we want it to be something that people want to have again and again.
The water used All water used in our brewing process is from the well in our property that comes from Takeda River. As you can read in the Japanese comic book, Oishinbo, it is said, “It’s amazing how, once you take a sip, you can feel the richness of the taste in your mouth, and once you swallow it, it’s gone.” It’s so clear and is soft water that can be given to babies.
The rice used The rice used is famous Yamada-nishiki made in Hyogo, special Hyogo Kita Nishiki, and Tajima-goriki. Special care is needed when they are handled and they are generally not so famous as Sake rice yet. But we believe that they are inevitable elements to create specific taste in Sake.
Brewing process to keep it fresh It is important to us to keep it fresh. We want to bring our Sake to you fresh, so the whole process including shipping takes only about 2 months. Those people who tend to avoid Fresh Sake are probably not fans of the smell that is brought out in the aging/storing of Sake. That’s why it’s important to keep it fresh.
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