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Hakkaisan Daiginjō

Daiginjō Hakkaisan has a fine, mellow and clean taste with a subtle, elegant sweetness that complements the food.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Niigata (新潟)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
45%
Alcohol content
15.5%
SMV
+5.0
Acidity
1.2
Amino acid level
1.1
Daiginjō Hakkaisan (大吟醸 八海山)

Daiginjō Hakkaisan (大吟醸 八海山) is made of Yamadanishiki rice (kōjimai) and Yamadanishiki, Gohyakumangoku, and others (kakemai) milled to 45%. The kōji is made by hand. The brewery uses spring water from Raiden-sama no Shimizu (雷電様の清水), derived from the melting snow of Mount Hakkaisan. A delicate, mellow, clean taste with a subtle, elegant sweetness complements the food, making it premium food sake.


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About the brewery

Brewery
Hakkai Jōzō
Name in Japanese
八海醸造
Address
Nagamori 1051, Minami Uonuma, Niigata
Phone
025–775-3121
Website
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Hakkaisan Brewery was founded in Minami-Uonuma, Niigata, one of Japan's premier and most famous sake brewing regions, 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 the 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.

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Very mild nose with spicy notes of alcohol, not as floral as other daiginjo; slightly dry on the palate, gentle and smooth. We did not find it fruity, dry with a slight sweetness and a medium-crisp finish. It was refreshing and easy to drink, but I expected a little
more. Our bottle was seven months old, which might have had some bearing on its qualities.

We'll revisit for sure, next time with some food.

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Category
Daiginjō
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Rating
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Location
新潟県南魚沼市宮2294番地3

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