- Kanagawa (神奈川)
- Rice type
- Miyama Nishiki (美山錦)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Alcohol content
Kubota Sagaminada Tokubetsu Honjōzō (相模灘 特別本醸造) is made of Miyamanishiki rice from Nagano, polished to 60% and No. 9 yeast. It is one of the few Sagaminada honjōzō-type sake, but it is brewed completely by hand, following the same elaborate ginjō brewing process that is also used for daiginjō. It has an excellent rice flavour and transparency typical of Sagaminada. In winter, there is a limited shipment of its namazake version available.
About the brewery
- Kubota Shuzō
- Name in Japanese
- 〒252-0153 Kanagawa, Sagamihara, Midori-ku, Negoya 702
- Online store
久保田酒造株式会社公式オンラインショップ powered by BASE創業1844年（弘化元年）の久保田酒造は丹沢山系の湧水を用いて日本酒「相模灘」の製造を行っています。相模灘の酒造りは基本に忠実な吟醸造りをベースにしていますが吟醸香は穏やかに香る程度の自然なもので、あくまで米の旨味を生かしたバランスの良い食中酒を目指して仕込んでいます。伝統ある酒蔵の歴史を守ると共に、常により高い次元での美味しさを追求して行く次世代の酒蔵でありたいと思っています。sagaminada.thebase.in
The brewery uses spring water from the Tanzawa mountains to produce its Sagaminada sake. The brewery's area remains as rich in nature as it was when founded, with bamboo groves, wild vegetables in spring, and fireflies flitting about in summer. It has been used as a filming location for movies. Sagaminada's sake brewing is based on the basic ginjō style, but the ginjō aroma is only mild and natural.
Kubota offers brewery tours by prior arrangement. The number of visitors at any one time is limited to a maximum of thirty people. The tour lasts about twenty minutes and is followed by a tasting and sale at the shop next to the brewery. The tour, including tasting and sale, will take about one hour.