Izumi Genshu now on sale at LCBO!

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Our smooth, deep-flavoured Izumi Genshu, winner of a Commended Award at this summer’s International Wine Challenge in London, England, has started to appear on LCBO shelves as part of the August 18 Vintages release.  The Vintages release booklet, available at all LCBO stores, even has a write-up on our brewery as part of a mini-feature on sake!   The tasting notes issued by the Vintages Tasting Panel read as follows:

“There is a lovely fruitiness to this crystal-clear sake.  Aromas suggest pear and apple, plus a hint of apricot and even a touch of caramel.  There is lots of fruitiness on the palate too, but is also quite dry.  The finish is long and elegant” (Vintages panel, June 2012)

We will be supporting the launch with free public tastings of Izumi Genshu at LCBO Summerhill on Saturday, August 18, at LCBO Woodbine and Highway 7 on Sunday, August 19, and LCBO Dupont and Spadina on Sunday, August 26.  Izumi Namacho will also be available for free sampling, as well as our own Izumi Sesame and Wasabi sakekasu dressings together with seaweed-wrapped rice crackers.

The full list of stores which will have Genshu by August 18 is as follows:

Ancaster-Golf Links Rd
Markham – Hwy 7 &   Woodbine
Markham- McCowan &   Hwy 7
Mississauga-Hwy 10/Eglinton
Ottawa- Rideau &   King Edward
Ottawa-Hunt Club/Merrivale
Richmond Hill-Major   Mackenzie & Leslie
Richmond Hill- Yonge   & Hwy 7
Toronto Central-Bay   & Bloor (Manulife Centre)
Toronto Central-Dupont   & Spadina
Toronto Central-Front/Jarvis
Toronto Central-Front/Sherbourne
Toronto Central-King/Spadina
Toronto Central-Laird   & Eglinton (Leaside)
Toronto   Central-Liberty Village
Toronto Central-Queen   & Coxwell (The Beach)
Toronto Central-Queens   Quay & Yonge
Toronto   Central-Spadina & Dundas
Toronto Central-St Clair/Keele
Toronto Central-Yonge & Dundas (Atrium On Bay)
Toronto Central-Yonge   & Eglinton (Yonge Eglinton Ctr)
Toronto Central-Yonge   & Summerhill
Toronto   Etobicoke-Bloor & Royal York (Kingsway)
Toronto   Etobicoke-Burnhamthorpe & 427
Toronto Etobicoke-Sherway
Toronto North-Avenue   & Lawrence
Toronto North-Bayview   & Sheppard (Bayview Village)
Toronto North-Fairview Mall
Toronto North-Lawrence   & Don Mills
Toronto North-Wedgewood
Toronto North-Weston/401
Toronto North-Wilson/Dufferin
Toronto North-Yonge   & Empress (Empress Walk)
Toronto Scarborough-Danforth/VP
Toronto   Scarborough-Steeles & Markham
Waterloo-King S &   William


Current inventory levels of Genshu at LCBO stores is updated daily at:  http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/inventory/searchResults.do?language=EN&itemNumber=286120

Thank you for your ongoing support!


Fresh Sake Alert – Dry and delicious Brew #25 pressing today thru Saturday!

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This morning we started pressing Brew #25, a dry yet still fruity, relatively high alcohol batch (est. 18% alc/vol).  This fresh-pressed sake will be available at the tasting counter this afternoon and throughout the coming weekend.  Please join us for some sake (including our award-winning Genshu and recently re-released luscious Nigori) and perhaps some of our unique sakekasu ice cream (actually made with soy milk) in several Asian-style flavours.