Prepared by Chief Brewer Izumo, a highly skilled industry veteran, "Nanakanba Junmai-daiginjo" is brewed with pure water from the town of Okuizumo in the San’in region. This sake is brewed with a local sake rice of Shimane Prefecture called “Saka Nishiki”. The name comes from "Saka Jinja Shrine", a shrine dedicated to the god of sake brewing in the mythical land of Izumo, and the word "Saka" is said to be the origin of the word "sake". The sake has a refreshing Muscat-like aroma and a subtle sweetness. Reminiscent of white wine, this fruity and refreshing option is great for newcomers to the sake world. The label design is based on the "heptagonal horseshoe" motif representing the "Nanakanba (Seven Crown Horse)". The attractive design makes for a wonderful gift option. - Sake category: Junmaidaiginjo - Sake rice: Saka-nishiki - Rice-polishing ratio: 40% - alcohol percentage: 17% - Lineup: 720mL, 1800m
Rice, Malted rice
3.94 in x 3.94 in x 11.81 in
1 Year, Room Temperature
Established in 1712, Hikami Sake Brewery in Shimane Prefecture has been producing sake for 15 generations. It's located in Okuizumo, known for Izumo mythology and Tatara iron making. Their sake combines quality local rice, underground water from snow melt, and traditional skills of Izumo toji. The brewery also discovered "Non-Foaming Yeast" in 1962, now used widely all over Japan. We use Saka Nishiki and Kairyo Omachi, Yamada Nishiki, Gohyakumangoku and Miyamanishiki from Hyogo and Nagano Prefecture. We aim to make sake based on the traditional local food culture. The resulting style of sake is a balanced, dry, rich and full bodied sake. We have earned awards at the Annual Japan Sake Awards and the International Wine Challenge. Their toji, Toshitada Matsumoto, received Contemporary Master Craftsman Award in 2017 and the Yellow Ribbon Medal in 2020.