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Sawahime Tokubetsu Honjozo

Sawahime Tokubetsu Honjōzō is a "special brew" sake made of locally produced rice and Tochigi T-ND yeast.

Sake specs

Prefecture
Tochigi (栃木)
Rice type
Gohyakumangoku (五百万石)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+3
Acidity
1.65
Sawahime Tokubetsu Honjōzō (澤姫若人醸酒特別本醸造) is a "special brew" sake made of locally produced rice and Tochigi T-ND yeast. It has moderate richness and a relatively dry aftertaste culminating in a gentle rice flavour. It is a light sake that can be consumed chilled or heated.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Inoue Seikichi Co.,Ltd.
Japanese name
井上清吉商店
Address
1901-1, Shirasawa-cho, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, 329-1102
Phone
028-673-2350
Website
Shirasawa, the hometown of Sawahime Brewery, is located north of Tōkyō in Tochigi Prefecture. Shirasawa-juku was a post-town along Ōshū Kaidō (奥州街道), an ancient route that connected Edo (modern-day Tōkyō) with Mutsu Province in northern Japan. Shirasawa is known for its excellent water quality and its water wheels used since ancient times. Inoue Seikichi Co., Ltd., the company behind the Sawahime brand, uses this fertile soil and abundant water resources to produce sake rooted in the region.

The brand name 'Sawahime' was taken from Shirasawa, while the character hime (姫, princess) represents the products' elegance. Inoue Seikichi was the second-generation owner. The current brewmaster, Inoue Hiro, is a member of the Shimotsuke Brewers Association and known for his commitment to promoting Tochigi Prefecture and its produce. He is using local water and rice for the Sawahime brand. Inoue Hiro was awarded the title Brewer of the Year at the IWC Sake Competition held in London in 2010.

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〒329-1102 栃木県宇都宮市白沢町1901-1

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