Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 40%
Brewery Location: Niigata
Food Pairings: Chicken Stew with Vegetables, Kombu Cured Sea Bream
Tasting Notes: Hakkaisan Daiginjo is the pinnacle of brewer's craft. Crisp and subtle, it is brewed only during the coldest Niigata winter months to ensure the highest quality. Yamada Nishiki is milled to a luxurious 40%, creating a character that evokes the pristine snow surrounding the brewery and reveals the essence of Hakkaisan Brewery's famously clean and exceedingly smooth character.
Profile: Founded in 1922, Hakkaisan Brewery is situated at the foot of Mount Hakkai in Niigata. The spring
water that flows from the mountain is used to produce its sake.
The guiding principles of the brewery are to produce the finest sake that people will never tire of, to apply the highest standards of production to all its sakes, and in order to achieve the smooth wonderfully pure and mellow flavors of Hakkaisan sake, the Brewery insists on producing in small batches, using hand-made koji and slow fermentation at low temperatures.