Liquorice, hint of candy and sharp aroma. Fruity with little oil like texture mouthfeel, surprisingly smooth, soft and dry finish. Pair with fried chicken, grilled meat, grilled fish, grilled eel, yakitori, dishes with garlic oil. Niigata Meijo is located in Ojiya in the central region of Niigata Prefecture, 150 miles north of Tokyo. A fertile valley for rice farming surrounded by snow-covered mountains in winter, the environment is ideal for sake production. The company’s brewery has produced sake and distributed other wholesale beverages for 70 years.Niigata Meijo sake products have received major awards including the best sake award at the Kanto Regional Sake Appraisal and 13 consecutive gold medal awards at the National New Sake Appraisal. Its sake has a characteristic gorgeous-smooth-clean flavour profile with a clear finish.