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Spyglass Trading Europe GmbH Île Four Modern Sake

Fröbelweg 2, 24376 Kappeln
Germany

Telephone +49 4642 1792888
info@ilefour.com

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  • Hall 12 / E103
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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 12): stand E103

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 12

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Our products

Product category: Other Liqueurs, Other spirits

YUZU SAKE

The Yuzu citrus fruit has been growing in Japan for more than 1.000 years. Because of its dry pulp and many large seeds the juice can only be extracted in a complicated – i.e., expensive – process from pulp and rind. Fortunately, just a few drops are already enough for a unique and intense flavor. While looking similar to the Pomelo, Yuzu has a unique and complex aroma – Fresh citrus scent and the absence of the astringent acid of the Lemon combine into an inimitable combination of sweet, bitter, salty and sour.

German Trendscout Ralf Bos has dubbed Yuzu an “emotional food” that creates “goose bumps” and a “warm shiver” on your skin! In combination with mild Premium Sake, Yuzu turns into a uniquely refreshing Aperitif: Just pour Île Four Yuzu Sake over lots of crushed ice in a tumbler for a ‘Yuzu Crush’, or add some Champagne for extra fizz! ‘

Of course, the unique flavor profile of our Yuzu Sake also opens up countless ways of combining it with other spirits and ingredients in uniquely innovative Cocktails.

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Product category: Other Liqueurs, Other spirits

MOMO SAKE

Japanese legend has it that Momo has powers against evil – Momotarō, for instance, is a boy who has been sent from heaven in a peach, and who later on liberates an island from occupying demons…

While we cannot claim a demon-repelling function for Île Four Peach/Momo, we are pretty sure that this combination of aromatic Momo and smooth premium Sake gives you an incredibly fruity and creamy taste.

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Product category: Other Liqueurs, Other spirits

YUZU SAKE - 1.8l MAGNUM

The amazing Île Four YUZU Sake now in a grand format - try our 1800ml Oversize-Magnum for your next party!

The Yuzu citrus fruit has been growing in Japan for more than 1.000 years. Because of its dry pulp and many large seeds the juice can only be extracted in a complicated – i.e., expensive – process from pulp and rind. Fortunately, just a few drops are already enough for a unique and intense flavor. While looking similar to the Pomelo, Yuzu has a unique and complex aroma – Fresh citrus scent and the absence of the astringent acid of the Lemon combine into an inimitable combination of sweet, bitter, salty and sour.

German Trendscout Ralf Bos has dubbed Yuzu an “emotional food” that creates “goose bumps” and a “warm shiver” on your skin! In combination with mild Premium Sake, Yuzu turns into a uniquely refreshing Aperitif: Just pour Île Four Yuzu Sake over lots of crushed ice in a tumbler for a ‘Yuzu Crush’, or add some Champagne for extra fizz! ‘

Of course, the unique flavor profile of our Yuzu Sake also opens up countless ways of combining it with other spirits and ingredients in uniquely innovative Cocktails.

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Product category: Other spirits

UME SAKE

For many centuries the Ume tree has been a symbol fort he coming spring in both, China and Japan, because it blossoms already at the end of January. Similar to the famous Sakura cherry blossoms, the Ume bloom is celebrated with countless festivals and special ceremonies.

Japanese rarely eat Ume directly – rather the fruit is enjoyed as a pickled «plum» over rice or mixed with Shochu as a traditional plum wine. Our version, however, is made with premium Sake to balance the acidity of the Ume with the soft sweetness of the Sake.

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Product category: Other spirits

LIMITED EDITION SAKE

Île Four Limited Edition Daiginjo is the master piece of our brewers – a true 'Limited Edition' that Sake expert John Gauntner counts among the top 3-4% Sake in the world.

Excellent Sake rice (Yamadanishiki), a high polishing rate (50%) and a long fermentation at low temperatures turn Île Four Limited Edition into a super premium Sake comparable to single cask bottling of high-end Whiskies or rare wines.

Enjoy Île Four Limited Edition chilled and pure – as Aperitf or with food. Light, delicate, very aromatic and quite complex, this Sake is a great pairing with light dishes, fish or appetizers like gambas, foie gras or jamon iberico.

Tasting Notes

Very aromatic. Melon and young grape tinged with some apple and berry, and even a citrus note in the recesses. Overall, a complex array of fruit. Very refined and light. A subtle viscosity is a backdrop on which the fruity flavors and secondary aromas play themselves out. Clean finish, especially in light of all that is happening. 

– John Gauntner, International Sake expert

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Product category: Other spirits

PREMIUM SELECT SAKE

Île Four Premium Select 'Junmai Ginjo' Sake is to regular Sake what Malt Whisky is to basic Whisky!

We start by removing 45% of the outer layers to reveal only the pure inner core of the special Sake rice (Yamadanishiki and Akebono). Then we use a slow, highly labor-intensive process to create a very refined pure and clear Sake. With its light, dry and highly refined aroma, Île Four Premium Select counts among the 6-7% top Sake in the world.

With food: Dry, with low acidity and a light body, but also quite complex with good structure, Île Four Premium Select is a perfect pairing for all lighter meat courses, pasta dishes and, of course, all types of fish and seafood. Enjoy lightly chilled like white wine – or try in one of our extraordinary Sake Cocktails!

Tasting Notes

Butter and raisin in the aromas, which are deep, with melon in the recesses. Bit of wood in the depths of the flavor. Moderately viscous and overall dry-ish style with flavors that tie in to the aromas present as well and a more prominent than average acidity that boosts the flavors and aromas. The fruit is lighter at first and heavier in the back of both the flavor and aromas.

– John Gauntner, International Sake expert

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Product category: Other spirits

PREMIUM SAKE

Île Four Premium is the entry in, well, the premium Sake world. Try this refined, dry Sake with appetizers like Jamon Iberico, Gambas or cheese, or mix a great cocktail. Île Four Premium counts among the top 25% Sake produced in Japan. An economically priced Premium Sake to enjoy with food or as a great base for innovative cocktails. Our Île Four Premium is dry, with significant body and balanced acidity as well as notes of sherry.

Always enjoy chilled!

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Product category: Other spirits

WHITE – JUNMAI NIGORI SAKE

Silky and Cloudy... Île Four Premium WHITE «Junmai Nigori» Sake is created by not fully filtering out the Rice lees from the Sake moromi brewing mash. Thus, we leave a more distinct rice flavour, complete with rice particles that colour this extremely creamy and outstanding Sake in its namesake «white»!

The taste is a bit «ricey» with melon aromas and a silky mouth feel. The flavor is characterized by «Umami» (the 'fifth' taste - wholesomeness... derived from succinic and glutamic acids that are also found in fish meat and therefore lead to such a perfect match with sushi and other fish dishes) and acidity.

A great Sake to drink with appetizers!

Serve chilled between 5-10° Celsius in a large wineglass.

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About us

Company details

WE ARE SAKE EXPERTS

In the beginning we were just three Sake-Fans wondering why it was so difficult to get really good Sake in Europe. A few years and many Sake seminars, brewery visits and tasting events later we had gained a clear understanding of the problem: Sake in Europe is either served as low quality, piping hot company to Sushi or – if actually available in premium qualities – is difficult or impossible for the average customer to understand or even relate to; not to mention that premium Sake used to be way too expensive.

OUR ANSWER TO THESE ISSUES IS ÎLE FOUR

This western sounding name simply means the 'four islands of Japan' – but this name precisely reflects our program! Our self-appointed task as western Sake experts is to build a bridge between this fantastic and extraordinarily versatile traditional Japanese drink and our modern western life style.

A western brand name and a modern design for the very first time make Sake approachable and recognizable. Île Four is the perfect collection of some of the best Sake available and the ideal introduction to the whole world of Sake. We offer only premium Sake handcrafted with the finest materials – and at rather uncommonly reasonable prices…

Île Four Sake – perfect with food, great for Cocktails.

Enjoy our Sake chilled.

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