Established in 1886, Nagai Sake is located in a small village near the source of the Tone River in northern Gunma prefecture. Founder Shoji Nagai started his sake brewery after discovering and purchasing mountainous land with a flowing artesian spring with pure water ideal for brewing sake. Today sake brewery remains surrounded by rice fields and the natural beauty of the region.
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「一般社団法人 awa 酒協会」設立のお知らせ
透明で一筋の泡がたつ自然発酵のスパークリング日本酒「awa(あわ)酒」を世界に広めるため、「一般社団法人 awa 酒協会」(以下、awa酒協会)が設立いたしました。また本日、第一回総会を国際文化会館(東京都港区)で開催し、永井酒造の永井則吉氏が理事長に就任いたしました。awa 酒協会では、世界の乾杯シーンで日本のawa酒がシャンパンやスパークリングワインと肩 を並べる存在になることを目指し、国内の蔵元同士の連携を強めるとともに、awa酒の認定基準を定めることによる品質向上を図り、普及促進に努めていきます。
“Nagai Style” is an entirely new concept of Japanese sake, originating in the village of Kawaba in northern Gunma Prefecture. Our desire is to express Japan’s natural beauty and its refined food culture through sake made with the highest quality rice. Our four different types of sake will compliment any style of fine cuisine. It is our hope that our products will contribute to Japan’s unique culture of rice and sake.
This sake, brewed with special contract farmed Yamada Nishiki brewer’s rice grown in Hyogo Prefecture, as well as rice from Kawaba Village in Gunma Prefecture, possesses a soft, fruity nose with glamourous and sophisticated flavors.
Mt. Tanigawadake is one of the most famous hundred mountains in Japan and is the source of the Tone River in northern Gunma Prefecture. This is a mountain that is enjoyed during all seasons by alpinists as well as local climbers. We have brewed this sake to express the special nature of Mt. Tanigawadake. This sake is designed for daily enjoyment exhibiting the elements of its natural soft water with dry but yet slightly sweet flavors.