Tamano Hikari Tokusen Junmai Ginjo 1.8L


Size: 1.8 L

Class: Junmai Ginjo

Rice: Yamadanishiki and others

Rice-Polishing Ratio: 60%

Brewery Location: Kyoto Prefecture

Food Pairings: Fish, BBQ, Hotpot

Tasting Notes: Tamano Hikari Brewery draws out the umami from their rice in this slightly acidic sake in order to best draw out the flavor of the raw ingredients. Boasts a subtle flavor and aroma, and a clean finish. Tamano Hikari Tokusen has a long history of sales in Kyoto.

Brewery: Tamano Hikari Brewery (founded: 1673)

For over 300 years, Tamano Hikari Brewery has been working their hardest to brew supreme quality sake. Their motto is that "Good Sake comes from Good Rice" and so they polish all of their sake rice - obtained through contracts with private farmers - within the walls of their brewery.  They were one of the first to halt the use of additives like alcohol and sugar, but were also the first to halt use of preservatives, and basically reestablished Junmai sake. In 1980, they added Ginjo style sake to their repertoire.  Now almost all the sake they produce is Junmai Ginjo style.