Mt. Amabuki is located in the northeast of our brewery. For its magnificent appearance, we were named after the mountain.
Amabuki Shuzo has been producing sake for 300 years, and its brewers, who have inherited skills accumulated during its long history, are earnestly making an effort to produce good sake using sake-brewing rice harvested in the fertile Saga Plain, mild river-bed water from the Sefuri-Tensan areas, and new flower yeast.
Enriching your relaxing times with the rich flavor in our brews has been Amabuki’s ultimate duty and joy.
Amabuki Sakes use proprietary flower yeasts that give our sakes a unique taste unequaled in the sake world. Yeast is an essential part in sake brewing. Historically, sake yeast has been cultured from a strain extracted from sake mash but at Amabuki, they use flower yeast, a type of yeast that has been extracted from flowers, a totally new and innovative yeast developed with the effort to truly make a difference in sake making.
In the Language of flowers, Abelia means “Humility”. Abelia blooms from summertime through the autumn. Sake made using yeast from this blossom is well-balanced in flavor and has a sweet, wine-like aroma we know you’ll love.
Rhododendron in the language of flowers means “Dignity”. Sakes made with yeast from this beautiful pink blossom have a firm yet fruity character. Enjoy this sake slightly chilled to appreciate this sake’s body and aroma at it’s peak.
In the Language of flowers the rose means: “Love, always beautiful”. The sake made from vine rose yeast is rich in apple and pear aromas. From the moment you taste this sake, you’ll feel the vibrancy and joy of this sake.
Flower yeasts are full of individuality, and each type of flower yeast has its own, clearly distinct flavor and aroma. Such as the fruity and sharp profile of abelia, or the sophisticated fragrance and robust flavor of marigold that create a profile perfectly suited for warmed sake. Flower yeasts offer a wide variety of profiles, from soft and richly florid aromas to strong and deep flavorful, creating a vibrant and colorful atmosphere to soothe the souls of those who partake of Amabuki.