* Estimated Delivery Time - February 2019
The master brewer of the award-winning Sawahime Series will be bottling a special "Berlin inspired" Junmai Ginjo exclusively for Zenkichi Berlin, in collaboration with artist Christoph Niemann.
Zenkichi has brought the top artist and craftsmen together to create a limited-production bottle available only at Zenkichi Berlin.
Purchase your bottle now, and receive a special acknowledgement card. Once the sake production is finished, you will then receive this limited-edition Sake sent to you early next year. It is the gift that keeps on giving!
THE PERFECT GIFT
The purchase is first acknowledged with a beautiful gift card. The physical bottle will follow once the brewmaster draws his first batch of 2019 (January-February). With its custom designed label, it will undoubtedly be a great keepsake bottle for you or your loved ones.
INSPIRED BY BERLIN
The very first collaboration between the Top Artist in Berlin x Elite Sake Brewery from Japan. The two craftsman were brought together by Zenkichi in 2018 and asked to express their mutual love for Sake and Berlin on/in our bottle.
EXTREMELY LIMITED PRODUCTION
Extremely limited number of bottles are to be produced and sold exclusively via the Zenkichi online store! Perfect collectibles for any Sake aficionado.
Christoph Niemann is one of the world's leading illustrators/graphic artists today. Born in Waiblingen, West Germany, he studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart under Heinz Edelmann.
He moved to New York City in 1997 and returned to Germany to call Berlin his home in 2008. He has been showing off his multiple talents to the world as an illustrator and graphic designer, even co-authoring several books including some children's books.
Among Niemann's many esteemed clients, he is best known for the artwork provided for Hermés, The New Yorker and The Museum of Modern Art.
The original label for Zenkichi Berlin 2019 playfully features the iconic TV tower and the tram lines, with a salute to the east Berlin and a subtle nod to Japan - red circle depicting the Japanese flag.
HIROSHI INOUE (SAWAHIME)
Founded in 1868, the boutique brewery is run by the 5th generation owner-brewmaster Hiroshi Inoue.
Inoue became the certified brewmaster in the prestigious Nanbu Toji clan in his 20's, the youngest to be welcomed into the clan in its history.
Inoue and his young passionate team are committed to bringing fresh ideas while honoring traditional Sake-making. Their efforts have been thoroughly recognized by the numerous medals awarded domestically and internationally, one of which being the IWC Champion Medal.
16% vol. / 720ml