Red Shiso awa

Red Shiso awa is the first batch of our Limited Batch Series in 2024.

The batch is crafted with Red Shiso, a Japanese herb with a very distinct flavor, harvested by Namayasai Farm, a Japanese vegetable and fruit farm in Lewes, East Sussex.

Here's a glimpse into the intricate process:

Starting with a bunch of Red Shiso hand-picked in September 2023 at Namayasai Farm, each leaf was delicately taken from the bunches and then soaked in boiling brewing water.

A bright reddish-purple liquid, carefully strained and introduced into the tank during the primary fermentation. The transformation into a beautiful pink color occurs due to the characteristic of Red Shiso, which turns pink with mild acidity. This acidity is naturally produced from an abundance of koji rice used in our sparkling sake—more than double the amount found in standard sake.

Following that, the second fermentation in the bottle occurred during the autumn and winter seasons, with disgorgement completed just last weekend.

The end result is a creation boasting a beautiful pink hue, a burst of refreshing flavor, and delicate bubbles—all thanks to the wonders of nature.

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Red Shiso awa
Red Shiso awa

Red Shiso awa


*ABV 12%
*Incl. VAT. Shipping Extra (Currently shipping to mainland England, Wales and Scotland)

- Ingredients: Water, Rice, Red Shiso, Yeast, Koji
- Storage & Serving: Store refrigerated. Serve chilled in a flute (glass). Best consumed upon opening to capture its bubbly nature (bubbles may dissipate with re-storage). 
- Others: Vegan | Sulphite free | Gluten free | Junmai

Red Shiso awa captures the essence of our flagship product, Classic awa, while showcasing the distinct freshness of acidity and delightful bitterness derived from Red Shiso. Upon sipping, indulge in the subtle, invigorating fragrance of Red Shiso, enhancing the overall deliciousness of the experience. One way to enjoy it is by comparing it with the first batch of Classic awa from 2024.

*Free delivery for orders of 2 or more bottles, any combination accepted.
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