Size: 1.8 L
Class: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 48%
Brewery Location: Shizuoka Prefecture
Food Pairings: Goes well with most Japanese dishes and fruits or salads.
Tasting Notes: Subtle hints of ripe fruit and citrus smells. Light tastes of lychee, cantelope and citrus and finishes with a smooth and creamy after taste.
Brewery: Oomuraya Shuzo (founded: 1832)
Established in 1832, from Shizuoko prefecture. Located along the Ohi
river, in the center of Japan, flowing to the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s
southern Alps; the town of Shimada once prospered as one of the lodging
towns of the 53 post stations of the Tokaido. The original Wakatake
Onikoroshi sake is historically famous for having comforted many weary
travelers crossing the Ohi river. For years, since the brewery’s
foundation, they have lived through the rise and fall of history with
the people in the town, and have enjoyed their hospitality. Although
there were several breweries in the town at that time, due to its
good-quality water, Ohmuraya shuzojo brewery is the only one remaining
now. They continue doing their best to convey one of the most important
traditional industries of Japan to the next generation. Wakatake is
run by Mr. Matsunaga, the 6th Generation President and the Brewmaster is
Mr. Hibino. The team is small, 5 to 7 people.