Ban Ryu means “ten thousand ways.” It is an expression used in the sake world to answer the question, in how many ways is one sake different from another. The answer, in 10 Thousand Ways: the yeast, the koji, timing of brewing, etc., It also means, more informally, “versatility.” The brewery was trying to catch both meanings by naming this honjozo Ban Ryu or Ten Thousand ways, however, they passionately believe it can be enjoyed in 10 Thousand ways–chilled, warmed, hot, with light food, heavy food, sweet food and spicy food.
Rice: Yamagata table rice
Yeast: Association #10
Shubo Method: Kohon Tohka
Filtration: Paper filter to remove small particles
|Located in the Yamagata region of northern Japan, the Eiko Fuji Brewing Company was founded in 1778 and is now lead by the 13th generation of the Katou family. The katou’s name their sake after Mt. Fuji because they wanted their sake to be as glorious as this symbol.