Sake Tasting Note
Hakkaisan Honjozo is a popular and versatile sake that is easy to drink and easy to enjoy. Serve it gently warmed to bring out the mild flavors of koji and rice. Hakkaisan Honjozo when chilled will give you a clean and straightforward, yet enjoyable sake that pairs easily with many foods. Their Honjozo is one of the bestselling and most accessible sakes.
Hakkaisan Ginjo is a sake born of the frigid, snowy winters in Niigata, Japan. Ginjo-shu is, in essence, a fortified style of sake and they take that technique to the next level of quality and craftsmanship. The special production methods and attention to detail coax out a richer body and more intricate aroma. Whatever the season, you’ll be charmed by the expressive nature of our Hakkaisan Ginjo.
The signature Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo calls to mind the crisp air and gentle snow of a fine winter’s day. You’ll enjoy the hints of rice and the mellow texture of this delicious brew. Look for exceptional clarity of flavor and a quiet elegance on the palate. This crisp, clean sake is a landmark example of the Niigata sake brewing style. A lightly dry finish cleans your palate and makes our Junmai Ginjo a very food friendly sake, indeed.
Hakkaisan Daiginjo is the pinnacle of the sake brewer’s art. Crisp and beautiful, our Daiginjo is crafted only during the coldest winter months to ensure the highest quality. Milled to a luxurious 40% of each rice grain remaining, our Daiginjo uses pure Yamadanishiki sake rice. One sip of this super premium sake evokes the pristine snow surrounding our brewery and reveals the essence of Hakkaisan’s clean and exceedingly smooth character.