FOREST GROVE, OR (June 26, 2018) – SakéOne, the country’s foremost premium saké brewer, announces the release of its new Moonstone Cucumber Mint flavor next month. From Brewmaster Takumi Kuwabara, this infused ginjo will be the fourth Moonstone saké available joining Asian Pear, Coconut Lemongrass, and Plum in the Moonstone portfolio.
Beginning as a pure junmai ginjo saké and infused with natural cucumber and mint flavors prior to bottling, Moonstone Cucumber Mint is at once elegant and unexpected. Crisp and refreshing, this new Moonstone saké features the relaxing aromas of cucumber and mint, while simultaneously offering a smooth and stimulating finish. The flavors of cucumber and mint are complemented by subtle notes of melon and enhanced by the soft water of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Using premium rice milled to 58% of its original size, Moonstone Cucumber Mint has an alcohol content of 12% and is sulfite-free, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and kosher. Presented in 750ml cobalt blue bottles, Moonstone Cucumber Mint has a suggested retail price of $13 and will be available on sakeone.com and through select accounts across the country as of July 1.
“Many consumers formerly unfamiliar with saké are introduced to SakéOne through our Moonstone flavors,” said President & CEO Steve Vuylsteke, “so we are excited to expand the line—and its appeal—by adding this unique new infusion for newcomers and experts alike. Takumi Kuwabara and the entire SakéOne team have spent months adjusting and perfecting this infusion, and the final product is a reflection of SakéOne’s commitment to premium, American-made craft saké.”
In more ways than one, Cucumber Mint signals a new era of SakéOne’s Moonstone products. In tandem with this product release, SakéOne unveils its rebranding of the entire Moonstone line. Featuring a new botanical motif on the same iconic blue bottle, the updated Moonstone label reflects the brand’s evolution, expansion, and wide appeal. The new design remains approachable and contemporary, with a variety of bright tones reflective of the different aromatic infusions. A selection of product images can be found here.
SakéOne is America’s first craft saké producer and complements its own fine products with a growing portfolio of fine Japanese saké imports. Its Oregon Craft saké brands Momokawa, Moonstone, and g Saké are joined by import brands Hakutsuru, Kasumi Tsuru, Kibo, Murai Family, SakéMoto, Tombo and Yoshi No Gawa. A leader committed to saké education at the wholesale, retail and consumer levels, SakéOne is focused on expanding the enjoyment of premium saké in the United States. For more information, visit SakéOne’s website at www.sakeone.com.