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Hakutsuru Junmai Daiginjo

Hakutsuru's Junmai Daiginjō has an elegant aroma that swells on the palate and an elegant sweetness and umami.

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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hyōgo (兵庫)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
15-16%
SMV
+1
Acidity
1.3
Amino acid level
1.2
Hakutsuru Junmai Daiginjo


Hakutsuru recommends drinking this junmai daiginjō "whenever you want to feel a little richer." Its elegant aroma swells on the palate, while the elegant sweetness and umami of the rice spread pleasantly. Junmai daiginjō sake is brewed slowly at low temperatures. It is characterized by a fruity aroma and a full, rich taste that makes the most of the savoury rice. Best consumed cold or at room temperature.

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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (白鶴酒造資料館)

About the brewery

Brewery
Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co.,Ltd.
Name in Japanese
白鶴酒造株式会社
Address
4-5-5 Sumiyoshi Minamimachi, Higashinada, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture 658-0041
Phone
078-822-8901
Website
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Hakutsuru Brewery is located in the Nada area of Kobe, Hyōgo. Nada is blessed with underground water rich in minerals and great rice from the Rokkō mountains; it is one of the major sake areas in Japan. Hakutsuru (白鶴, "White Crane") was founded in 1743 by Kanō Jihei (嘉納 治兵衛), a lumber dealer who started using the iconic brand in 1747.

In the 19th century, the brewery expanded fast, opening its first store in Ōsaka in 1869. The brewery participated in the Paris World Exhibition of 1900, featuring its pre-packaged glass bottles displaying labels designed for the event. Until 1918, Hakutsuru expanded fast, opening branches in Dalian, Tsingtao, Tōkyō, and Kobe. In 1927, Showa Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. (昭和酒造株式会社) was founded, and seven years later, the Hakutsuru Brewery Museum (白鶴美術館) was inaugurated.

During the final days of the war, 90 per cent of the brewery facilities were destroyed in air raids, and the company lost all its overseas assets. In 1947, the company was re-established under the name "Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co. Ltd." (白鶴酒造株式会社). In 1982, the Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (白鶴酒造資料館) was reopened in the old main storehouse on the compound of the brewery but relocated once again after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. In the late 1990s, Hakutsuru established Hakutsuru Sake of America Inc. and registered a newly developed rice variety, "Hakutsuru Nishiki" (白鶴錦).

Today, Hakutsuru is one of the world's biggest and most thriving sake breweries.


Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
This is the flagship product of one of Japan's foremost breweries. You will find it in the shelves of most supermarkets and convenience stores. It is a mass product and, without doubt, very affordable. We loved its fragrance: it has a very fruity nose, however, we found its taste very light, on the brink of being "thin". It has a good balance of umami and acidity and a slightly sour finish. Despite its good characteristics, it feels like a watered-down version of a junmai ginjo.
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〒658-0041 兵庫県神戸市東灘区住吉南町4丁目5-5

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