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Created specially for La Maison du Whisky in 2010, Artisan is a range of junmai ginjo and junmai dai-ginjo nihonshu sake. Produced by Banjo Jozo, these authentic Japanese sakes are extremely pure, with no added water or alcohol. These top of the range artisanal sakes are the equivalent of French Grand Crus. They are brewed from organic rice, natural yeasts and solid koji. With a perfectly balanced alcohol content (14.8% for the 55 and the 50; 16% for the 40), they boast wonderfully rich flavours and a delightful soft sensation in the mouth. The Artisan brand, with its natural products, represents passion, expertise and respect for the tradition of its creator.
Founded in 1647, the Banjo Jozo brewery underwent a full renovation 20 years ago. Disappointed by the state of nihonshu production at the time, Kuno Kuheiji created the Kuheiji brand, limiting himself to the production of junmai in the ginjo category or above. In order to guarantee the quality of his products, and to demonstrate the degree to which the making of good nihonshu depends in the quality of the ingredients, he continued his studies of different varieties of yeast, koji and rice. Kuno-san was convinced that only the oldest varieties, and thus the most stable and most natural, would guarantee a high quality, natural and stable product. These are rich, complex products with tremendous character that are sure to please fans of natural wines. The Artisan brand, produced by Banjo Jozo, was created especially for LMDW.