Alcohol content: 16%
Appearance: Clear color with high clarity (slight yellowish color)
Aroma: Milky and creamy flavor coated with a subtle aroma of Scotch whiskey
Taste: Fresh, honey-like sweet taste reminiscent of herbs throughout
Sake made by Chivas Regal, which has a distillery in Keith, Scotland, and Manju Izumi, which has a brewery in Toyama City, 8888 km away.
Born from a special project that began with "encounters" and "connections."
It is a unique sake produced by the fusion of craftsmanship.
"Link" between people-encounter
The encounter between Chivas Regal and sake was triggered in January 2017 when Hidetoshi Nakata, a former professional soccer player, won the Business Award sponsored by Chivas Regal.
The ultimate craftsmanship of sake, which he represents, is the focus of JAPAN CRAFT SAKE COMPANY, which is also common to Chivas Regal.
Eventually, Mr. Nakata introduced Mr. Ryuichiro Masuda, the fifth president of Toyama's famous sake "Manju Izumi".
At this time, Chivas Regal and Chivas Regal started the "Chivas Craft Brothers Project" with each other as a partner, aiming for a marriage of craftsmanship.
Country-to-country, culture-to-culture "link" -friendship
One answer that came to me as a result of exchanging various ideas about the method of collaboration is to send the oak barrels used for aging Chivas Regal raw sake from Scotland to Japan and use them to mature several kinds of Manju springs with different characteristics. It was an unexperienced attempt to make it.
The friendship created by understanding each other's countries and cultures, starting from the exchange of ideas from people-to-people links, is a solid foundation for this special sake brewing.
A new Manju Izumi Junmai Daiginjo that incorporates aged barrels of sea bass legal and the Art of Blending.
Unprecedented special aroma and taste
Mainly used by Ho Yamada.
A fresh, sweet and creamy flavor reminiscent of herbs is created from a blend centered on several different sea bass legal barrels and pure rice Daiginjo with a rice polishing ratio of 35% using different yeasts.
Meaning of the number 8888
The number 8888 means the distance from Strass Islay in Keith Town, Scotland, where the Chivas Regal distillery is located, to the brewery of Masuda Sake Brewery in Toyama City, 8888 km.
Link 8888 ~ Tasting Note ~ A special scent and taste never seen before
Appearance: Clear color with high clarity.
A faint yellow tint.
Aroma: Milky and creamy flavor coated with a subtle aroma of Scotch whiskey.
Taste: A fresh, honey-like sweet taste reminiscent of herbs throughout.
Recommended temperature range: 8-10 degrees
Pairing: Katsuo no tataki, bonito no tataki, smoked duck, Japanese beef tataki, wash cheese, hard cheese, etc.
Kuramoto Masuda Sake Brewery, which develops "Manju Izumi"
Masuda Sake Brewery is a representative kuramoto of Toyama, which was founded in 1893 (Meiji 26).
With the motto "If you don't know delicious food, you can't make delicious sak