IWC #1 Sake Brewer of the Year 2019 & 2020 - Heiwa Shuzou
In its 37th year, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.
With the goal to create the new standard for next generation Sake in Japan, Heiwa Shuzo brings us “KID” Junmai, which exhibits a soft mouth feel and offers an acidity that is well balanced with the gentle umami of sake rice. Brewed using the soft and clean spring water of Wakayama Prefecture.
Located in a Wakayama valley lies what was once orignally built as a temple, but now stands as Heiwa Shuzou - renamed after the end of the Second Wolrd War (Heiwa 平和 translates to "peace" or "harmony"). While the brewery has been making sake for four generations, the KID brand itself is quite young, only having started production about 10+ years ago.
Rice: Gohyakumangoku (50%Milled) Ippanmai (60%Milled)
Water: Koyasan Nansui
Recommended temperature: Best served chilled or at room temperature.
Food Pairing: Rich, savory foods are best, but is also clean enough to work well with fresh sushi.