Basic Information


Brand:            Karen

Nickname:     Coy

Type:           Junmai, low alcohol sake

Seimai Buai:  Rice milled to 65%

Alcohol:          10-11%

Bottle size:    500ml     Case Pack: 12 bottles

UPC Code:     844650010015




Producer:     Ichishima [ichi-shima] Shuzo

Owned by:    Ichishima Family

Founded:      circa 1790

Location:      Suwacho 3-1-17, Shibata-shi,

Niigata, 957-0055   Japan

Web site:

Toji (Master Brewer):  Takeshi Tanaka

 Takeshi-san has been making sake for two decades.


Ingredients & Technical data


Rice:            Gohyaku-man-goku & other rice grown in Niigata

Water:         Underground water from the Iide Mountains

Yeast:                        Information not disclosed.

No sulfites, no preservatives.


SMV:               -23     Acidity:          2.9       Amino acids: 0.9


Other Information


Suggested service:  Chilled

Tasting note:  Aromas of lychee, apple, strawberry.  Complex, sweet with good acidity.

Food pairing:          Aperitif. Light seafood dishes. Salad. Ceviche. Moderately spicy dishes.


The Ichishima family has been involved in sake making for more than 200 years since the shogun era.  Currently well known for its sake museum that is open to the public and its employment of female sake makers.