Tamano Hikari Yamahai Junmai Ginjo 1.8L
Size: 1.8 L
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 60%
Brewery Location: Kyoto
Food Pairings: Yakitori, Steak, Hotpot "Nabe"
Tasting Notes: Has a rich and pillowy body with pleasant acidity and depth of flavor. The Yamahai brewing method is used, doubling the skill and time required to brew, however when enjoyed warmed one can tell that this investment was well worth the effort.
Awards: 2014 LA Wine Competition Gold Medal
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.