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Ichinokura Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi

Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi is a light and smooth sake with a moderate grain, cream nuts and mint aroma. It is very dry with crisp acidity and balanced savoury flavor with a mild finish.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Miyagi (宮城)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
65%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+9~+10
Ichinokura Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi Extra Dry (無鑑査本醸造 超辛口)

Ichinokura's Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi "Extra Dry" (無鑑査本醸造 超辛口) is the brewery's signature sake. Until 1992, Japan had a sake tax system where sake would be ranked by quality and taxed according to that rank. The best-quality sake would receive a high ranking and be subject to high taxes. However, in 1977, Ichinokura released "Mukansa" Honjōzo sake (mukansa means "without classification"), the second-class sake whose quality was equal to the grand class sake without distinction. At the time, Ichinokura stood up to the sake tax system and noted on their labels that the customer, and not anyone else, would judge their sake. When the old tax system was abolished, the brewery maintained this spirit and the "unclassified" label.

Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi is a light, smooth sake with a moderate grain, cream nuts, and mint aroma. It is very dry with crisp acidity and balanced savoury flavor with a mild finish.

Ichinokura Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi Extra Dry (無鑑査本醸造 超辛口) Ichinokura Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi Extra Dry (無鑑査本醸造 超辛口) Ichinokura Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi Extra Dry (無鑑査本醸造 超辛口) Ichinokura Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi Extra Dry (無鑑査本醸造 超辛口)

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Ichinokura Mukansa Honjōzō Chokarakuchi Extra Dry (無鑑査本醸造 超辛口

About the brewery

Brewery
Ichinokura Brewery
Name in Japanese
一ノ蔵
Address
〒987-1304 Miyagi, Ōsaki, Matsuyamasengoku, Okeyaki 14
Phone
0229-553-322
Website
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Ichinokura Brewery (株式会社 一ノ蔵) is located in Ōsaki, Miyagi Prefecture, some 30 kilometres northeast of Sendai. In 1973, four sake breweries - Asami Shoten, Kachiki Shuzoten, Sakurai Shuzoten, and Matsumoto Shuzoten - merged to form Ichinokura Co., Ltd. The Matsuyama area of Ōsaki is in the centre of the Sendai Plain. Matsuyama has been well known from old times for its fine quality rice and has prospered as an agricultural and brewing town. Over 90% of the rice Ichinokura sake brewing is grown locally in Miyagi Prefecture. The brewery first began by securing growing contracts with local farmers. Starting in 2004, it established its own in-house Agriculture Department to promote sustainable agriculture minimising the environmental impact and helping support local farmers through cultivating fine-quality rice. Ichinokura is currently growing its rice and aims to develop fine-quality rice best suited for sake brewing. Water is a raw ingredient that makes up 70-80% of sake and is, therefore, one of the essential elements in determining the taste of sake. Ichinokura has a drilled well on the brewery premises, bringing up underground water from a depth of 100 metres. There are 40 brewery workers at Ichinokura, under the supervision of the brewery tōji, who use the techniques of the Nanbu Tōji School to brew fine sake entirely by hand.

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Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Mukansa Honjozo is one of Ichinokura's oldest and most popular sake. It has a calm nose of dried fruit and melon. It is crisp on the palate with a tender sweetness reminiscent of bitter chocolate and nuts that unfurls into delicious umami. Nice finish with a spicy tingle.
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Category
Honjōzō
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Reviews
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒987-1304 宮城県大崎市松山千石大欅14

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