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Kuromatsu Hakushika Amayagi Tokubetsu Honjōzō

Kuromatsu Hakushika Amayagi Tokubetsu Honjōzō is made of Yamadanishiki rice milled to 70% and has a slightly lower alcohol content of 13-14%. It has a gentle taste and a refreshing sweetness.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hyōgo (兵庫)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
70%
Alcohol content
13-14%
SMV
-4
Acidity
1.2
Kuromatsu Hakushika Amayagi Tokubetsu Honjōzō (黒松白鹿 あまやぎ 特別本醸造)

Kuromatsu Hakushika Amayagi Tokubetsu Honjōzō (黒松白鹿 あまやぎ 特別本醸造) is made of Yamadanishiki rice milled to 70% and has a slightly lower alcohol content of 13-14%. It has a gentle taste and a refreshing sweetness.

Awards:

Kuromatsu received a Silver Medal in the Honjōzō category at the IWC (International Wine Challenge) 2022.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Tatsuuma Honke Shuzō
Name in Japanese
辰馬本家酒造
Address
2-10 Tateishicho, Nishinomiya, Hyōgo 662-0943
Phone
0798-32-2727
Website
Online store
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The brewery was founded in 1662 by Tatsuma Kichizaemon (辰屋吉左衛門) and produced under the label 'Hakushika'. 'Kuromatsu Hakushika' is its best-known line of products.

The Tatsuma family has owned the company (辰馬家) for generations. Along with the Kano family (嘉納財閥 Kano Zaibatsu) and the Yamamura family (山邑財閥 Yamamura Zaibatsu), the Tatsuma rank among the most prestigious sake brewers of Nada. After the war, the zaibatsu was dismantled, and the family focused on their brewery.

The brewery's Kuromatsu Hakushika Rokkounen Junmai Daiginjō V-1000 (超特撰黒松白鹿六光年純米大吟醸 V-1000) is astronomical, with a list price of over 100,000 JPY, the highest price tag attached to any sake on the market.

The name Hakushika (白鹿) is based on an old Chinese legend. Emperor Hsuan-Tsung (r. 712-756), known as the longest-reigning emperor during the culture-rich Tang Dynasty, found a white deer wandering in his palace gardens one day. Seeing that this rare and beautiful animal was adorned with a bronze medal indicating that the animal was 1000 years old, the emperor recognised this as an auspicious sign symbolising long and prosperous life. The Japanese traditionally adopted the Chinese deer legend and regarded it as a sign of longevity. Tatsuuma-Honke chose Hakushika, a label representing its long history.

Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Co. Ltd. is affiliated with Midori-kai (みどり会) and is part of the Sanwa Group (三和グループ).

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Although Nada is known for its "otokozake", men's sake, this one has all the characteristics of an "onnazake". Light and mellow, paired with tender sweetness. The Amayagi is made of Yamadanishiki from Hyogo and has a faint nose of dried fruits. It is slightly dry on the palate, has a sweet, light alcohol flavour and is refreshing without being too astringent. Very easy to drink, with more sweetness at room temperature.
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Category
Tokubetsu Honjōzō
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Views
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒662-0943 兵庫県西宮市建石町2−10

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