Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo

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Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo
Information detail
Kind of sake Junmai Ginjo
Prefecture Niigata
Region Sakamai
Rice Yamada Nishiki, Miyamanishiki, Gohyakumangoku
Rice Polishing 50%
Alcohol 15.6%
Water Raiden
SMV +5
Amino Acid 1.1
Acidity 1.2
Price Expensive
Market size 720ml

A strong alcohol taste may noticeable, so bring this sake to food might be required. However, Hakkaisan technique using few different rice may show the drinker unique taste also.


Nose sugar-sweet candy. A strong alcohol taste and tingling spice on palate. Hint of rice flavor with mellow texture. Very crispy. Taste behind includes stewed apples, lightly toasted nuts and wood. Well clean and mineraly crisp and cleansing aftertaste.

The best temperature

Chilled or Warm.

Food pairing

White fish sashimi, snapper. Yellow tail sashimi. Shabu-shabu light meats, fried chicken with light seasoning.

About the brewer

Hakkaisan Brewery http://www.hakkaisan.com Hakkaisan Brewery owns only three sakagura, sake breweries. The company is not particularly large, and it employs only about 40 people. The brewing tanks are also much smaller than those of the large-scale brewers. Modern techniques enable some companies to produce the same volume as Hakkaisan with fewer people by using larger tanks and computer control. However, this approach does not fit Hakkaisan's philosophy. Hakkaisan firmly believes that a computer system is no substitute for the brewer's knowledge and experience. http://www.sakebar.net/special/muikamachi.html

Perfect Glass

Pinot Noir or Burgundy sake glass is perfect. Cold sake glass is acceptable.