Joto is Japanese for “highest level.” This describes Joto’s sake makers and their aspirations as their exclusive US importer. Founded in 2005, Joto imports premium jizake (“local” sake) from eight multi-generational, family-owned breweries from eight different regions in Japan. Joto‘s brewers produce saké in small batches, primarily using locally raised indigenous rice varieties. Each brewery has unique, rich and wonderful history that is fun to learn about and explore. To bridge Japan and the American market, Joto’s primary goal is education. Through enlightening yet approachable communication, in English, they aim to bring the world of artisanal sake to American consumers in a non-intimidating way.
Joto Sake will be serving:
◉ Izumo Fuji Junmai “Ancient Shrine” – Izumo: Soft, relaxed and expansive on the palate, this Junmai is a perfect expression of “umami type” sake – delicious and loose with underlying sweetness.
◉ Taiheikai Tokubetsu Junmai “Pacific Ocean” – Ibaraki: The original brand of the Huchu Homare brewery, dating back to 1854, this Tokubetsu Junmai has abundantly rich flavor and balanced fruitiness offset by light nuttiness and earthiness
◉ Maboroshi Junmai Ginjo “Mystery” – Hiroshima: This junmai ginjo has subtle minerality with hints of nuttiness and fruits such as plum and cranberry. It is medium-bodied, airy, pleasingly floral and musky. It finishes dry with a firm spiciness.
◉ Joto Daiginjo “72 Clocks” – Hiroshima: One of the original 3 Daiginjo sakes of the Nakao brewery dating back to the early 1950′s, brewed with their proprietary apple yeast, this Daiginjo is delicate, soft, expansive and clean, with hints of green apple aromas and flavors.
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