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Mutsu Otokoyama Chōkara Junmai

Mutsu Otokoyama Chōkara Junmai is made of Hanafubuki rice (kōjimai) milled to 55%, and Masshigura rice (kakemai) milled to 65%. It has a very spicy and refreshing taste. It can be enjoyed not only as a chilled but also as kanzake.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Aomori (青森)
Rice type
Hanafubuki (花吹雪)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+7.0
Acidity
1.3
Mutsu Otokoyama Chokara Junmai (陸奥男山 超辛純米)

Mutsu Otokoyama Chōkara Junmai (陸奥男山 超辛純米) is made of Hanafubuki rice (kōjimai) milled to 55%, and Masshigurarice (kakemai) milled to 65%. It has a very spicy and refreshing taste. It can be enjoyed not only as a chilled but also as a warm sake. Otokoyama is one of Hachinohe Shuzo's brands popular among the locals. Even though it is labelled "super dry", it has lots of umami and acidity. Hachinohe boasts one of the country's largest fishing ports and squid catch. Chōkara Junmai goes perfectly with seafood.


Mutsu Otokoyama Chokara Junmai (陸奥男山 超辛純米) Mutsu Otokoyama Chokara Junmai (陸奥男山 超辛純米) Mutsu Otokoyama Chokara Junmai (陸奥男山 超辛純米) Mutsu Otokoyama Chokara Junmai (陸奥男山 超辛純米) Mutsu Otokoyama Chokara Junmai (陸奥男山 超辛純米)

About the brewery

Brewery
Hachinohe Shuzō
Name in Japanese
八戸酒造
Address
〒031-0812 Aomori, Hachinohe, Minatomachi, Honchō-9
Phone
0178-33-1171
Website
Online store
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Hachinohe Shuzō was founded in 1775 by Komai Shōzaburō (駒井庄三郎), who traced his roots to the Omi merchants from the area around Takashima City in the north-west of present-day Shiga Prefecture. After the end of the Warring States period and the start of the Edo period, feudal lords from all over the country began to focus on the development of their domains. The Omi merchants followed the call when they were invited to trade in northern castle towns. Komai Shōzaburō, the founder of Mutsu Hassen, was one of the merchants who came to the Tohoku region. He later entered the brewing business and moved to Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, in the Meiji era. In the Taisho era (1912-1926), the brewery was established in its present location under the name Komai Sake Brewery.

Today, Shōzaburō VIII and his ninth-generation sons, Nobuyuki and Hideyuki, are taking on the challenge of producing safe, tasty sake that is environmentally friendly and healthy for the times, using only locally produced rice and yeast as Aomori Prefecture's local sake, and famous water from the Hachinohe and Kanizawa areas as the brewing water. The brewery's two brands are Mutsu Otokoyama (陸奥男山) and Mutsu Hassen (陸奥八仙). The origin of Mutsu Hassen lies in the Chinese legend of the eight drunken hermits (陸奥八仙), which tells various anecdotes about them and their exciting ways of enjoying drinking. The name was chosen in the hope that the drinker would enjoy sake just like a drunken hermit.

Hachinohe Brewery has won countless national and international sake awards at Kura Master, the International Wine Challenge, the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, the Fine Sake Award, the Kan Sake Award, and many others.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Chokara Junmai was released under the brewery's Otokoyama label. It is a unique gem and not as "super spicy" as some might think: the aroma is refreshing with fruity hints of banana, citrus, and muscat. It starts mellow with noticeable acidity and a touch of effervescence. The vibrant mouthfeel is marked by pronounced dryness, citric acidity, and bitterness. Named "chokara" for being "very dry," it becomes milder at room temperature, revealing some sweetness while maintaining its dry and spicy character. This sake pairs perfectly with savoury dishes. This one is "to be repeated."

Mutsu Otokoyama Chōkara Junmai Mutsu Otokoyama Chōkara Junmai




Appearance: clear and lemon-green
Nose: clean and medium
Aroma: fruity (banana, green apples, citric)
Sweetness: dry
Acidity: medium+
Umami: medium-
Alcohol: medium
Body: medium
Flavour intensity: medium
Flavour characteristics: fruity, sweetness
Texture: medium
Finish: Long with lingering acidity and a bitter tingle
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Category
Junmai
Added by
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Views
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒031-0812 青森県八戸市大字湊町字本町9番地

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