1984, The Bitter Sweet Symphony

1984, the bitter sweet symphony

1984, The Bitter Sweet Symphony

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A kijoshu brewed in 1984 and aged until 2016, when the brewers launched a crowdfunding campaign to make this bottle possible. An extremely dark, almost black aged sake in which the characteristic sweetness of kijoshu has almost completely faded. Its intense aroma reminds of fragrant Western-style liqueurs. The name was inspired by the song “The Bitter Sweet Symphony“ by The Verve.

TYPE: Aged kijoshu sake

COLOUR: Deep brown

OUR TASTING NOTES: On the nose, unique aromas of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, pu erh tea, kombu dashi and piccalilli. A burst of flavours upon first sip, with ponzu sauce, shaoxing wine, bold umami notes and a touch of sweetness of caramelised onions. This one-of-a-kind experimental sake will be sure to push your boundaries!

FOOD PAIRING: Matured cheese board; gyoza; tempura; ceviche; Eton mess.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This incredibly versatile sake can be enjoyed with a meal or on its own. Though we recommend it well chilled (4-8 ºC), it encourages experimentation. It can also be great for savoury cocktails (Bloody Mary, Red Snapper, …).

STORAGE: Store in a dry and cool place. Avoid direct sunlight.

Japanese name: n/a
Brewery: Miyoshikiku Brewery / Miyoshikiku Shuzo (Tokushima prefecture)
Size: 500 ml
ABV: 15%
Rice polishing rate: undisclosed
Ingredients: water, rice, koji, yeast
Storage: Store in a dry and cool place. Avoid direct sunlight.

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Option1: Delivery 

We currently ship only within the UK.

For UK delivery, it will usually take up to 2 - 5 working days to be delivered to your address after receiving the order confirmation (It will take up to 3 - 17 working days to be delivered to Isle of Man and Jersey).

Orders will be shipped via DHL with a tracked service. DHL will send a notification email once there are updates with your order.


Delivery fee (up to 6 bottles):

 AreasDelivery fee

England, Wales and Scotland 

(excluding Isle of Wight, Isle of Scilly, Highlands and Offshore Islands) 


Northern Ireland


Isle of Man & Jersey



*We currently do not ship to Isle of Wight, Isle of Scilly, Highlands and Offshore Islands. We ask for your patience until we can accept deliveries from the areas in the future.


When you order more than 6 bottles:

Please contact us by email (info@sakecollective.uk) if you are ordering more than 6 bottles. There will be additional £0.25 extra charge per 1kg.


Option2: Click and Collect

No delivery fees are required. Please remember to bring your valid proof of age ID with you when you visit our store for a pick up. 


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