Hakkaisan “Junmai Daiginjo” is blessed with a wonderful crispness like a cool, brisk morning. A quick sniff evokes floral scents as if you’ve just stepped into a lavish garden. With a clean, gentle rice flavor and a dash of dryness, this sake is a must try. Every swig is polished off with an ardent finish that just might turn you into a sake fanatic-exactly what you’d expect from a high-quality sake.
Hakkaisan Brewery Company
Hakkaisan Brewery Company was founded in 1922 in the foothills of Hakkai Mountains, in an area with snow accumulating over 10 feet at times. The snowmelt water is naturally filtered by the mountain, providing water for the rice fields and for the elegant sake they produce. Their signature Niigata style is known as “tanrei karakuchi,” which is crisp, clean and dry, achieved by slow, low-temperature fermentation. They only use handmade koji and produce in small batches, and their guiding principle is to produce sake of the highest quality that pairs well with food.