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Horan Nasu Jiman Daiginjo

The Hōran Nasu Jiman Daiginjō, the "Nasu Pride", is made of locally grown Miyamanishiki rice that is polished down to 47% or less. It has a rich aroma and subtle taste unique to daiginjō sake.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Tochigi (栃木)
Rice type
Miyama Nishiki (美山錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
47%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+2
Acidity
1.3
Hōran Nasu Jiman Daiginjō (鳳鸞 那須自慢 大吟醸), the "Nasu Pride", is made of locally grown Miyamanishiki rice that is polished down to 47% or less. It has a rich aroma and subtle taste unique to daiginjō sake.

Hōran Nasu Jiman Daiginjō (鳳鸞 那須自慢 大吟醸)


Hōran Nasu Jiman Daiginjō (鳳鸞 那須自慢 大吟醸)


Hōran Shuzō

About the brewery

Brewery
Hōran Shuzō
Name in Japanese
鳳鸞酒造
Address
1-1-28 Sumiyoshichō, Ōtawara, Tochigi 324-0057
Phone
0287-22-2239
Website
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In 1881, Wakimura Muneyoshi (脇村宗吉), who hailed from Shiga Prefecture and served the Nakai family (owners of a prosperous Ōmi trading company in the Edo period), decided to produce sake after the Nakai family business declined in the First World War. Muneyoshi found that Nasunohara, the hometown of Nasu no Yoichi (那須 与一, 1169-1232), in northern Tochigi Prefecture, provided the perfect climate, water and rice for sake production. He started brewing sake in Ōtawara under the trademark "Biwako" (琵琶湖).

In 1917, Muneyoshi built a new brewery in Chiyasono and produced sake under the trademark "Sono no Tsuru" (園の鶴). In 1931, the brewery moved the last time, this time to Ōtawara and used the trademark "Hōran" (鳳鸞), a reference to a mythical bird. In May 1952, Wakimura Shuzō Co., Ltd. (脇村酒造株式会社) was established, and in November 1966, the company name was changed to Hōran Shuzō Co. In May 1993, with the abolition of the sake classification, the brewery changed its logo, products and labels. Sadly, it ceased operations at the end of 2019, after 138 years of sake production.

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Category
Daiginjō
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Location
〒324-0057 栃木県大田原市住吉町1丁目1番28号

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