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- The Takasago sake brewery is in Hokkaido, the most northerly prefecture of Japan, where snowy, cold winters are the norm. When the weather is right, brewers at Takasago build an ice dome to drip-filter the sake inside of it. Drip-filtration, called “shizuku,” produces a sake of extreme finesse. The one downside to this method is the time required to allow gravity to separate the juice from the solids. During this time the sake can oxidize, or bacteria can spoil it. However, the temperature inside of the ice dome mitigates these risks. Building the ice dome is extraordinarily labor intensive but the results are marvelous.
Unfortunately, Takasago’s Divine Droplets Sake is no more. Sadly, due to climate change the ice dome is no longer sustainable. Follow the link in our profile for a review of the last available bottles and to find out the future of this sake brand.
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- By far the most beautiful fox I have ever seen 🦊❤️ Little blondie with a fiery face 🔥 Absolute stunner who I had the pleasure of spending time with and photographing while travelling Hokkaido 🇯🇵 I was absolutely spoilt for foxes !