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Sake Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Honjōzō

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Item details

Brewery
Hakkaisan Co. Ltd.
Japanese name
八海醸造株式会社
Sake type
Honjōzō
Prefecture
Niigata (新潟)
Rice type
Gohyakumangoku (五百万石)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
55%
Alcohol content
15.5%
SMV
+4.0
Acidity
1.0
Amino acid level
1.2
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Hakkaisan’s Tokubetsu Honjōzō (八海山 特別本醸造) is a classic sake with a very refreshing character. Smooth and mellow, it can be enjoyed warm or chilled. When gently heated, its delicate aroma comes to life.

The brewery​


Hakkaisan Brewery is located in Minami-Uonuma, Niigata, one of the premier and most famous sake brewing regions in all of Japan, and was founded in 1922. The brewery derives its name from Mount Hakkai (八海山), a sacred mountain that is part of the Echigo Sanzan (越後三山) mountain range, the spring of the clear waters of the Haikkaisan river system. Hakkaisan represents local sake tradition in Niigata and produces sake, shochu, plum brandy, beer (Rydeen Beer), whisky and mirin (cooking sake). In 2013, Timothy Sullivan, the founder of Urban Sake, was appointed brand ambassador of Hakkaisan.

Address
Nagamori 1051, Minami Uonuma City, Niigata
Phone
025–775-3121
Website

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Very clear
Intensity
Weak
Hakkaisan is one of the most prominent breweries in Japan and its honjozo is famous among those who enjoy their sake "karakuchi" (dry). Surprisingly mellow, light and palatable, it has an unintrusive, yet elegant finish and can be paired with almost any kind of dishes. We had it chilled, though the brewery also suggests to serve it "atsukan".
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