When thinking of swans, one might think of a delicate and pure white bird usually floating on ponds. The Toji (Master Brewer) at Shirasugi used a vibrant white table rice variety, Milky-Queen, to craft this very subtle sake.
Type: Tokubetsu Junmai
The black then comes from using only Black Koji, usually used in the production of Shochu (a distilled Japanese alcohol resembling vodka).
And from this uncommon crafting combination, a Black Swan was born. Be reassure, this isn’t bad omen, but rather a very interesting sake that pushes the boundaries to new horizons. Pungent touches of rice are coupled with a bitter-sweet aftertaste, which results in a great astonishment in your mouth.
Great to be enjoyed as is, but also by mixing soda or sparkling water.