- Nagano (長野)
- Rice type
- Hitogokochi (ひとごこち)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Alcohol content
Daishinshū Betsugakoi Junmai Ginjō Bangaihin Nama (大信州 別囲い純米吟醸 番外品 生) is brewed with Hitogokochi rice grown in Nagano, a speciality of the Daishinshū. It is a seasonal, blended sake made of Junmai Daiginjo milled to 49% and Junmai Ginjo milled to 59%. Bangaihin is the second release of the brewing season, only available around December. It has a rich, full-bodied flavour but is still light, boasting fresh fruitiness and elegant sweetness. Bangaihin Nama is extremely popular with Daishinshū's regular customers.
About the brewery
- Daishinshū Shuzō
- Name in Japanese
- 2380 Shimadachi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-0852
Even in the days when Daishinshū brewed sake in Toyono, the brewing water was drawn from a well located on the premises in Matsumoto. Before moving all operations to Matsumoto, the groundwater was transported over 100 kilometres to Nagano City. The new brewery is a steel-framed two-story building with a total floor area of approximately 1,500 square meters and was completed in 2020.
Daishinshū uses rice produced and milled by contracted farmers in Nagano Prefecture. There are currently ten farmers producing Hitogokochi and Kinmonnishiki. Kinmonnishiki has a mild and soft flavour and is used for the brewery's top line.
In 2022, Daishinshū introduced several membership types to increase its fan base. For an annual membership fee of 40,000 JPY, members receive two 720-ml bottles of specially prepared sake twice a year and can purchase seasonal items at discounted prices. There will be tasting events, rice planting and harvesting events, and special sake brewery tours in the future.