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Hakushika Suzuro

Hakushika Suzuro has a faint, refreshing aroma and a slightly sweet taste. It is a fresh sake refrigerated immediately after squeezing.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hyōgo (兵庫)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
n/a
Alcohol content
14-15%
SMV
-2
Acidity
1.4
Hakushika Suzuro (白鹿 すずろ)

Hakushika Suzuro (白鹿 すずろ) has a faint, refreshing aroma and a slightly sweet taste. It is a fresh sake (not namazake, though) refrigerated immediately after squeezing. It enhances the taste of cold tofu with condiments.

Recommended chilled at 10-15°C or at room temperature.

Awards:

  • International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2020, 2023 Sake Category Silver Medal
  • The Fine Sake Award Japan 2020, 2022 Main Category Gold Award Winner
  • The Fine Sake Award Japan 2021 Main Category Grand Gold Award Winner

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About the brewery

Brewery
Tatsuuma Honke Shuzō
Name in Japanese
辰馬本家酒造
Address
2-10 Tateishichō, Nishinomiya, Hyōgo 662-0943
Phone
0798-32-2727
Website
Online store
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The brewery was founded in 1662 by Tatsuma Kichizaemon (辰屋吉左衛門) and produced under the label 'Hakushika'. 'Kuromatsu Hakushika' is its best-known line of products.

The Tatsuma family has owned the company (辰馬家) for generations. Along with the Kano family (嘉納財閥 Kano Zaibatsu) and the Yamamura family (山邑財閥 Yamamura Zaibatsu), the Tatsuma rank among the most prestigious sake brewers of Nada. After the war, the zaibatsu was dismantled, and the family focused on their brewery.

The brewery's Kuromatsu Hakushika Rokkounen Junmai Daiginjō V-1000 (超特撰黒松白鹿六光年純米大吟醸 V-1000) is astronomical, with a list price of over 100,000 JPY, the highest price tag attached to any sake on the market.

The name Hakushika (白鹿) is based on an old Chinese legend. Emperor Hsuan-Tsung (r. 712-756), known as the longest-reigning emperor during the culture-rich Tang Dynasty, found a white deer wandering in his palace gardens one day. Seeing that this rare and beautiful animal was adorned with a bronze medal indicating that the animal was 1000 years old, the emperor recognised this as an auspicious sign symbolising a long and prosperous life. The Japanese traditionally adopted the Chinese deer legend and regarded it as a sign of longevity. Tatsuuma-Honke chose Hakushika, a label representing its long history.

Tatsuuma-Honke is affiliated with Midori-kai (みどり会) and is part of the Sanwa Group (三和グループ).

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Although quite mellow, Suzuro has a refreshing taste. It is a typical Nada summer sake, full-bodied but with a lower-than-usual amount of alcohol present. Although only slightly fragrant and with no tangible characteristics except for a distinct fluffy sweetness, it goes down very easily and is a perfect table sake with light and salty Japanese dishes.

Hakushika Suzuro

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Category
Futsu
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Views
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Reviews
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Last update
Rating
3.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒662-0943 兵庫県西宮市建石町2−10

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