Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. introduces Suzaku premium sake to the House of Gekkeikan. Suzaku, meaning “guardian of the South,” refers to the mythological Japanese name for the Vermillion bird and is the first-ever Junmai Ginjo-Shu or “Ginjo” to be introduced to Gekkeikan’s portfolio in the U.S. Made from a combination of fresh spring water, yeast, koji and the finest rice, Suzaku is carefully fermented at a low temperature to produce its fruity aroma that includes delicate notes of pear, honeydew and pineapple. Suzaku complements an array of foods ranging from light fare dishes such as grilled white fish and seared scallops to rich flavored meats such as BBQ pork and beef ribs. Suzaku is available nationwide in the 720ml and 300ml sizes with a suggested retail price of $24.99 (720ml). This premium sake is best enjoyed slightly chilled or at room temperature.