Hirako Shuzo was founded in Ishinomaki City, a port town in Miyagi Prefecture in 1861, by branching out from Kikunotsukasa Shuzo in Iwate Prefecture. Ishinomaki City is located at the mouth of the Kitakami River that runs through the northeastern part of the country. It is home to the Kinkazan Fishing Grounds, one of the three major fishing grounds in the world, where warm and cold currents meet. Based on such regional characteristics, Hirako Shuzo continues its pursuit to produce elegant sake with a moderate aroma that would be paired perfectly with seafood and sushi.
Pronounced aroma of tropical fruits. Notes of yellow apple, banana, honeydew melon, pineapple, pear, and white flower.
Broad and round entrance with impactful acidity. Intense juicy ripe fruits expand in the mid-palate balanced by vibrant and firm acids. A sweet type Junmai Daiginjo that pairs well with bitter greens, salty or fatty meats, sweet red sauce, and rich creams. The sweetness of this sake can also play well with acidic, tangy foods.