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Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai

Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai is made of Yamadanishiki rice grown in Yoshikawa, Hyōgo Prefecture and milled to 70%.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hyōgo (兵庫)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
70%
Alcohol content
16-17%
SMV
+3
Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai (白鷹 伊勢神宮御料酒蔵 純米酒)

Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai (白鷹 伊勢神宮御料酒蔵 純米酒) is made of Yamadanishiki rice grown in Yoshikawa, Hyōgo Prefecture and milled to 70%. It is the only sake used in the Ōmike ceremony at Ise Grand Shrine. The sake served to the gods is called goryōzake (御料酒, "imperial sake").


Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai (白鷹 伊勢神宮御料酒蔵 純米酒) Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai (白鷹 伊勢神宮御料酒蔵 純米酒) Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai (白鷹 伊勢神宮御料酒蔵 純米酒) Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai (白鷹 伊勢神宮御料酒蔵 純米酒) Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai (白鷹 伊勢神宮御料酒蔵 純米酒)

About the brewery

Brewery
Hakutaka Brewery
Name in Japanese
白鷹
Address
1-1 Hamachō, Nishinomiya, Hyōgo 662-0942
Phone
0798-33-0001
Website
Online store
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Hakutaka Brewery was founded in 1862 by Tatsuuma Etsuzō (辰馬悦蔵) in Nishinomiya in Hyōgo Prefecture. The name derives from the Chinese characters 'taka' (鷹) for falcon and 'haku' (白い), another reading for white. A white falcon is a sacred bird that appears once every thousand years. In 1924, for the first time, Hakutaka sake was selected as the Grand Imperial Sake of the Ise Jingū. It is used twice daily in the so-called Higoto Asayu Ōmikesai (日別朝夕大御饌祭) ceremony in which meals are offered to the gods, including Amaterasu Omikami, in the morning and the evening. Initially known as Tatsuuma Etsuzō Shōten (株式会社辰馬悦蔵商店), the brewery changed its name to Hakutaka Brewery (白鷹株式会社) in 1992. It suffered only minimal damage in the 1995 Hanshin Earthquake.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Hakutaka's imperial sake is made of Yamadanishiki milled to 70 per cent. The sake is as impressive as its history: the official sake of the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture, one of Japan's most sacred Shintō shrines. Far from solemn, we found it hidden on a top shelf at our local supermarket. The Goryō Sakagura Junmaishu comes in 180ml, 300ml, and 500ml bottles.

Truth be told, it knocked our socks off! It has a rich and robust flavour with notes of dried fruits; a viscous texture that is silky, almost creamy; well-rounded with an outstanding balance of sweetness and gentle acidity. It is moderately dry and carries a soft mouthfeel with a long finish resplendent in a fabulous umami. We had it at room temperature. This sake is literally divine!

Hakutaka Isejingū Goryō Sakagura Junmai
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Category
Junmai
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Views
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒662-0942 兵庫県西宮市浜町1−番1号

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