Clean, bone dry, and well-refined. Serve chilled or warm. Yuki Otoko, bigfoot/yeti of Japan, is illustrated as a large hairy humanlike creature by Suzuki Bokushi in his masterpiece, Hokuetsu Seppu, the early 19th-century topographic essay on the life of the snowy southern Niigata region, where the brewery is located. It is written that Y.O. has helped travelers carry their loads and guided them through mountain trails. The brewery donates part of their proceeds to support local rescue activities.
Serving temp: Chilled, at room temperature, or warm
Tasting notes: Bone-dry. Soft & smooth with rice-laden umami. Clean finish.
Food pairing: Kurobuta pork - grilled or simmered, Grilled salmon, Toro sashimi, Creamy oysters, raw or steamed.
Aoki Shuzo has been awarded gold medals at the Japan National Sake Competition in 2016, 2014,2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, etc.