ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
NISHIKI JUNMAI DAIGINJO
A full-bodied, dry, elegant sake with mouth-filling richness. Fruity aromas of pears and apples, floral notes of jasmine and orange blossoms, with a hint of vanilla peeking out at the long-lasting finish.
Rice Polishing Ratio
This sake is made from Hakutsuru-Nishiki rice that has been polished to 50%.
HOW TO ENJOY
Pairs well with lighter fares such as sushi, sashimi, raw oysters, calamari, and apricot almond tart.
Best chilled or room temperature in a wine glass.
HAKUTSURU BREWERYLEARN MORE
One of the biggest and best-selling brands in Japan, Hakutsuru's reach is far and wide; in fact, they were already a big enough player in the sake world by the 20th century that they were featured in the 1900 Paris World Exposition. They were also the first company to sell sake prepackaged in glass bottles (it was sold by weight before, with the customers bringing their own container from home. Super eco-friendly, actually.) in 1901. Today, they are as savvy with branding as with other aspects, such as lowering their CO2 output, research for eco-friendly packaging, research into proprietary yeast, and a museum with an impressive collection of Japanese and Chinese art.