ABOUT THIS BOTTLE
HAKUTSURU EXCELLENT JUNMAI
A full-body, dry junmai with mellow toasted cereal flavors mingled with a tinge of sweetness from the rice, this sake coasts off to its happy ending with a dry finish.
Rice Polishing Ratio
This sake is made from Japanese Domestic Rice that has been polished to 70%.
HOW TO ENJOY
So, so versatile: go ahead, pair it with pretty much anything; grilled meats, creamy pastas, Chinese food. Like a good pitcher, throw any ball and this one will catch it right dab center in its mitt.
If serving it chilled, enjoy is in a wine glass. If warm, serve in an ochoko.
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.